Family, friends, and former colleagues of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Hall of Fame’s newest inductees gathered for a ceremony in their honor Nov. 5 in Philadelphia.
More than 100 U.S. Coast Guard recruits received initial issue uniform items under the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s new item management process Nov. 2 at USCG Training Center Cape May, New Jersey.
Leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Training Academy and DLA Information Operations, are delivering a more immersive educational experience to employees starting this week. Harnessing a combination of existing collaboration tools and a newly implemented open-source training software, instructors will provide “on-the-job,” on-demand training to meet the needs of geographically distributed employees in need of more localized training than other systems provide.
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support worked with DLA Distribution to get more than 800,000 commercial shelf-stable meals to six different food banks in Louisiana in support of those still left without a home or electricity after Hurricane Ida.
COVID-19 and medical logistics were key topics of discussion between the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support leaders and Navy Surgeon General Read Adm. Bruce Gillingham during a visit Oct. 20 in Philadelphia. Both sides of the table provided feedback on current and future challenges, as well as how to best partner to overcome them.


Warfighter support through four supply chains

SUBSISTENCE
CLOTHING & TEXTILES
CONSTRUCTION & EQUIPMENT
MEDICAL


DLA Headquarters Recent News

DLA unifies, polishes its reputation in the 2010s
A Liberian military engineer cuts wood braces for the Tubmanburg Ebola treatment unit Oct. 15, 2014. DLA Troop Support provides construction materials, including plumbing, lumber and electrical materials for 15 Ebola treatment units.  Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Will Patterson
Nov. 19, 2021 - This is the final in a series of seven articles “Celebrating 60 years” and highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support Europe and Africa employees and families build overseas morale with Turkey Trot
Army Lt. Col. Tracy Yates, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa Commander, left, presents Master Sgt. Robert Blackmore, DLA Troop Support E&A Senior Enlisted Leader, with an award for the “Turkey Trot” 5K fastest run time at just under 22 minutes. The event included a 5K run and 3K walk on November 19, 2021, on nature trails near Kleber Kaserne, Germany to promote team building and increase morale prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo by Susan Graler, DLA Troop Support Europe & Africa Strategic Analyst)
Nov. 22, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa hosted a “Turkey Trot” 5K run and 3K walk November 19, 2021, for employees and families living in the local Kaiserslautern area. The event was held on nature trails near Kleber Kaserne to promote team building and increase morale prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Prizes were awarded for the fastest run time and the best costume.

DLA Troop Support has key ingredients to get Thanksgiving meals to troops
Leadership from the 408th Contracting Support Brigade based in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, serves junior Soliders Thanksgiving lunch on Nov. 26, 2020. Leaders like to express their gratitude for all the hard work Soldiers complete in order to continue the mission by taking time out of their day to serve during the holiday season.(Photo by U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Jermaine Jackson)
Nov. 22, 2021 - For more than 50 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has provided traditional Thanksgiving dishes to field kitchens, dining facilities and galleys in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and other locations around the world.

DLA Troop Support Europe and Africa team demonstrates subsistence excellence in support of USS Hershel "Woody" Williams
The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams underway at an undisclosed date and location. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa provided operational support to the ship from August 10 to November 1, 2021, by providing subsistence support to the ship enabling its mission throughout its operational area at multiple ports-of-call.
Nov. 19, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa provided operational subsistence support to the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams from August 10 to November 1 this year. Packages were delivered during four port calls in Accra, Ghana; Bradbury, Angola; Cape Town, South Africa; and Cotati, Seychelles.

DLA Troop Support hosts FEMA Region 3 partner visit
Several representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 3 visited the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Headquarters in Philadelphia on Nov. 15, 2021. The visit included a tour of the DLA Troop Support Flag Room. Pictured are (left to right) FEMA Response Division Director Kelly Wolslayer, FEMA Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney, FEMA Logistics Branch Chief Andrea Dispaldo, and DLA Troop Support Chief Strategy Officer Air Force Col Adrian Crowley.
Nov. 18, 2021 - Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III visited the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Headquarters in Philadelphia on Nov. 15. The group met with the command office, each of the four supply chains, and toured the agency’s Flag Room and Product Test Center.

Troop Support honors former employees, commanders at Hall of Fame ceremony
DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, left, and former Commander Army Maj. Gen. Mark T. Simerly unveil the DLA Troop Support Hall of Fame plaque bestowed to Simerly as the 2021 inductee, during a ceremony in Philadelphia, November 5, 2021. Simerly was one of seven Hall of Fame inductees honored during the ceremony from the Classes of 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Nov. 18, 2021 - Family, friends, and former colleagues of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Hall of Fame’s newest inductees gathered for a ceremony in their honor Nov. 5 in Philadelphia.