The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain expedited shipping of tents and blankets to Special Immigrant Visa recipients and civilians evacuating Afghanistan, a week before the Sept. 10 required delivery date.
On August 5, 2020, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support delivered on its first request for personal protective equipment to supply Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 surge testing sites. A little more than a year and over 13 million lifesaving items later, the mission is as important as ever.
Army logisticians supporting the 902nd Military Intelligence Group and National Security Agency gained insights on Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support services during a visit to the organization’s headquarters August 20, in Philadelphia.
In October, the Defense Logistics Agency celebrates its 60th anniversary. But one of its major subordinate commands has been around for much longer, contributing over 200 years of warfighter and whole of government support to the agency’s great legacy. DLA Troop Support can trace its roots back to the early 1800s and the construction of the Schuylkill Arsenal.
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided a mobile hospital package to U.S. Southern Command in support of COVID-19 relief and recovery. The hospital, procured by DLA Troop Support's Construction and Equipment supply chain, was donated to the country through U.S. Southern Command's Humanitarian Assistance Program to assist with the pandemic.

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New book chronicles DLA’s 60-year history
A new 82-page book by Defense Logistics Agency Historian Colin Williams is the first comprehensive account of the agency’s six-decade history.
Sept. 16, 2021 - A new 82-page book by Defense Logistics Agency Historian Colin Williams is the first comprehensive account of the agency’s six-decade history.

DLA Troop Support News

Troop Support celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month with virtual program
During DLA Troop Support’s Hispanic American Heritage Month program, George Fernandez, founder of Latino Connection, spoke about emigrating to the United States as a child and how his experiences prompted him to start his organization to try and bring more equity into low-income and Hispanic communities.”
Sept. 14, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees celebrated the rich cultures, traditions and contributions of the Hispanic community during a virtual National Hispanic American Heritage Month program September 8.

Celebrating 74 years of airpower
A cake adorned with the Air Force emblem and candles representing the service’s 74th birthday was served during the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s celebration of the Air Force birthday September 14, 2021 in Philadelphia. Senior leaders took the opportunity to recognize the event prior to the official birthday on September 18, 2021 as it is over the coming weekend.
Sept. 14, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated 74 years of airpower with a cake cutting celebration in honor of the U.S. Air Force birthday Sept. 14 in Philadelphia.

Tips for emergency management: Make a plan
FEMA graphic from READY.gov in support of National Preparedness Month 2021.
Sept. 8, 2021 - As National Preparedness Month starts while many employees of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continue supporting the warfighter in a work-from-home environment, newly installed DLA Philadelphia Emergency Management Specialist Donnell Riley has one key takeaway for the workforce: Now more than ever, be prepared.

A poetic journey: finding an outlet, pursuing a passion, creating connections
Cover of published collection of poetry,
Sept. 7, 2021 - William Wordsworth said that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, taking its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. Diane Guarnieri, a buyer for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical supply chain and published poet, is living that truth as a buyer-by-day, poet-by-night, expressing her emotions – most recently about the COVID-19 pandemic – in the form of poetry.

DLA provides tents, blankets to civilians evacuating Afghanistan
U.S. Army Central Soldiers welcome and assist Afghan evacuees as they arrive and process through locations in Kuwait. DLA Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain expedited shipping of approximately 5,000 disaster blankets and 90 general purpose tents, which hold up to 10 people each, were delivered to Camp Arifjan September 3, 2021.
Sept. 3, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain expedited shipping of tents and blankets to Special Immigrant Visa recipients and civilians evacuating Afghanistan, a week before the Sept. 10 required delivery date.