The Defense Logistics Agency is providing much needed personal protective equipment and test supplies to state and local hotspots as COVID-19 cases continue rising in the U.S. The DLA Troop Support medical team worked with DLA Distribution during the July 4 holiday to fulfill multiple requests for items used at test sites in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.
The Defense Logistics Agency is shipping a second 7-day supply of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to support staff and residents at over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide after completing delivery of $67 million worth of equipment June 12.
Providing easy-to-prepare meals and rations has been a major part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s COVID-19 response as dining facilities closed, troops were quarantined and military units rushed to restock shelves during the worldwide pandemic. DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain developed five new individual meal kits in March for customers of closed dining facilities at Fort Jackson and the Naval Weapons Station in South Carolina.
U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Germany are saying, “Guten Tag,” or “Hello,” to a brand new food truck. The latest Army Culinary Outpost food truck is the first one shipped overseas, according to Dean Schoendorfer, integrated support team chief within the Subsistence supply chain’s Food Equipment branch at DLA Troop Support. A grand opening for the truck was scheduled for May 29 at the truck’s new home, the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.
Defense leaders presented the Space Force flag to President Donald J. Trump May 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. The flag was created at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support flag room in Philadelphia. The flag represents the newly created armed service, and will hang alongside those of the other military services at the White House.

DLA Headquarters Recent News

ASOC, COVID-19 Task Force integrate DLA’s pandemic support
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Benjamin Boles, a motor transport operator with 3rd Marine Logistics Group, wears a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he prepares gear for delivery on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, July 29, 2020. The Defense Logistics Agency’s Agency Synchronization Operations Center and its COVID-19 Task Force are integrating supply support for items ranging from personal protective equipment to food needed by military and federal customers. Photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Karis Mattingly
Aug. 3, 2020 - The Defense Department’s leading logistics agency had its eye on COVID-19 before the U.S. reported its first person-to-person transmission on Jan. 30.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support celebrates retiring civilians
Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, center, with the newest civilian workforce retirees during a ceremony held in Philadelphia July 20, 2020. There were a total of nine retirees who had a combined 324 years of federal service, with two participants calling in remotely for the ceremony.
Aug. 3, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support came together in person and via telephone to celebrate the careers of nine retiring employees during a socially-distanced ceremony July 30.

DLA Troop Support helps 1st Stryker Brigade keep its chill
FORT CARSON, Colo. — An M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, maneuvers through a training area June 10, 2020, on Fort Carson. The 1st SBCT requested 365 coolers for upcoming training exercises at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in San Bernardino County, California. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain ensured the coolers were delivered in preparation for the training exercise in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Capt. Daniel Parker/Fort Carson Mountaineer)
July 31, 2020 - The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado, requested 365 coolers for training exercises at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in San Bernardino County, California. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain made sure the coolers were delivered in preparation for the training exercise in the Mojave Desert.

Troop Support celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during virtual presentation
Sandy Hoa Dang shows a picture of her family in Hanoi, Vietnam during an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month virtual presentation July 29. Dang, a  social entrepreneur, experienced executive, leadership trainer, and management consultant, shared her experiences as a child in the Vietnam War, her time spent in refugee camps, and her struggles and successes in the United States.
July 30, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during a virtual presentation July 29. Keynote speaker Sandy Hoa Dang, a social entrepreneur, experienced executive, leadership trainer, and management consultant, shared experiences from her life to give the audience a small glimpse into a large and rich Asian American Pacific Islander story.

DLA Troop Support welcomes new Aide de Camp
DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence is flanked by 1st Lt. Brett Harris, left, and Navy Lt. Junior Grade Kevin Marvel, right, incoming and outgoing Aide de Camp to the Commanders, respectively, July 23, 2020 in the organization’s headquarters building in Philadelphia. Harris replaced Marvel in the role of Aide effective July 13. Photo by Diana Stewart.
July 24, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Command welcomed Army 1st Lt. Brett Harris as the Aide de Camp on July 13. Harris replaces Navy Lt. Junior Grade Kevin Marvel in the role directly supporting to the commander.

DLA medical logistics team provides personal protective equipment to new COVID hotspots
Paul Wolf, supply technician at DLA Distribution, prepares expedited PPE shipments from Susquehanna, Pennsylvania on July 14, 2020. Employees from DLA Troop Support and DLA Distribution worked through the July 4th holiday weekend to ensure the materiel would be received under expedited orders to support states' needs.
July 20, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency is providing much needed personal protective equipment and test supplies to state and local hotspots as COVID-19 cases continue rising in the U.S. The DLA Troop Support medical team worked with DLA Distribution during the July 4 holiday to fulfill multiple requests for items used at test sites in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.

 


 

Resiliency events

August 26, 2020: Womens History Month Program and Awards

September 16, 2020: Holocaust Remembrance Program