As part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided over 400,000 adult and youth face masks in May to 16 Philadelphia community centers.
Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase hosted 100 reserve leaders from six major subordinate commands during a virtual and in-person Annual Leadership Review June 3-6 at Fort Belvoir.
BODY: Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said goodbye to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a relinquishment of command ceremony in his honor May 14 in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked Lawrence’s transition from DLA Troop Support after serving nearly two years and guiding the organization through the challenges of a pandemic while providing more than $19 billion per year in support to the warfighter and nation while improving the culture of the team.
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has teamed up with the National Industries for the Blind to provide more purchasing power for military personnel and federal employees shopping at Base Supply Centers around the world.
The Defense Logistics Agency received 87,980 doses of a flu vaccine April 28 intended to support warfighters in the southern hemisphere to meet Department mandates. DLA Troop Support’s Medical directorate’s $1.25 million contract is in support of the March 2020 Defense Health Agency memo that requires service members stationed or performing duty in the southern hemisphere to receive an additional flu vaccine that targets strains affecting that region.

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Former information director earns spot in DLA Hall of Fame
Susan L. Van Meter served the federal government for 41 years and her accomplishments will be recognized when she is inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame.
June 22, 2021 - Susan L. Van Meter saw many technology transformations in her 41 years of federal service. Her accomplishments, visions and skills in the field earned her a position in the 2020 Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame.

DLA Troop Support News

Filmmaker addresses visibility, helping LGBTQ community during DLA Troop Support Pride Month event
Award-winning filmmaker Lauren Lubin was the guest speaker at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s annual LGBTQ Pride Month observation, held virtually June 9. The event was cosponsored by Troop Support’s and Naval Supply Systems Weapons System Support’s Equal Employment Office Advisory Committees.
June 15, 2021 - Award-winning filmmaker Lauren Lubin was the guest speaker at the annual LGBTQ Pride Month observation, held virtually June 9.

DLA Troop Support provides masks to Philadelphia community centers
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Irely Garcia, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), puts donated food items into boxes at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, in Norfolk, Va., April 1, 2021. As part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided more than 400,000 adult and youth face masks to 16 local community centers, including foodbanks, in Philadelphia in May.
June 14, 2021 - As part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided over 400,000 adult and youth face masks in May to 16 Philadelphia community centers.

DLA Troop Support welcomes new Indo-Pacific commander for a virtual visit
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support welcomed Navy Cmdr. Eric Decker, the new Troop Support Indo-Pacific commander, to the organization during a two-day virtual visit June 3-4. He met with Troop Support Acting Commander Richard Ellis and leaders from each of the five supply chains and the operations and plans office at the Troop Support headquarters in Philadelphia.
June 7, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support welcomed Navy Cmdr. Eric Decker, the new Troop Support Indo-Pacific commander, to the organization during a two-day virtual visit June 3-4.

DLA Troop Support celebrates civilian retirement in virtual ceremony
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Acting Commander Richard Ellis gives remarks during a virtual civilian retirement ceremony, held May 27, 2021 at the DLA Troop Support Headquarters in Philadelphia. William McGuire of the Construction and Equipment supply chain retired after 13 years of federal service.
June 1, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of a civilian employee William McGuire from the Construction and Equipment supply chain during a virtual ceremony May 27 in Philadelphia.

A fond farewell: Commander celebrates time at DLA, says goodbye to Philly workforce
Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, left, passes the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support flag to DLA Director Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic signifying his relinquishment of command of the organization May 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. Lawrence’s successful 23-month tenure as commander saw increases in sales, improvements in climate and culture and an internal organizational realignment all during a worldwide pandemic. (Department of Defense photo by Ed Maldonado)
May 18, 2021 - Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said goodbye to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a relinquishment of command ceremony in his honor May 14 in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked Lawrence’s transition from DLA Troop Support after serving nearly two years and guiding the organization through the challenges of a pandemic while providing more than $19 billion per year in support to the warfighter and nation while improving the culture of the team. “It was just awesome to see [the Troop Support workforce] in action, and humbling to be a part of it during this brief period that I’ve had the good fortune to command this organization,” Lawrence said.