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What goes up must go down: Operation Pacer Goose Part II
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, workers unload cargo that was sent back from Thule Air Base, Greenland as Part II of Operation Pacer Goose is completed August 27, 2021.
Sept. 17, 2021 - In July, the Defense Logistics Agency provided more than two thousand items including a fire truck, mattresses, and various construction materials and tools by ship to Thule Air Base, Greenland as part of an annual resupply mission named Operation Pacer Goose.

Commentary: Thoughts on DLA's 60th Anniversary
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Director, Michael Cannon addresses an audience at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center as part of a 9/11 tribute on September 10, 2021.
Sept. 16, 2021 - Team,We are now celebrating 60 years of DLA and its evolution. There is a lot to look back on as far

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Jaime Medero-Ponce
DLA recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
Sept. 15, 2021 - DLA recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. In honor of Hispanics’ contributions to the agency’s global mission, DLA highlights Program Analyst Jaime Medero-Ponce.

DLA deputy chief of staff reflects on agency’s journey from forms, shared computers to innovation
DLA Deputy Chief of Staff Hellion Flowers has been with DLA for more than half of the agency's 60-year history.
Sept. 15, 2021 - DLA Deputy Chief of Staff Hellion Flowers reflects on his 32-year career with DLA and how the agency's culture has helped him grow as a leader.

DLA Distribution Susquehanna springs into defense mode after 9/11 attacks
Navy Capt. Chris McKelvey, retired, pictured center, was the commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America. Also pictured are Royal Australian Army Maj. Mark Rivers, left, operations officer at DDSP, and Marine Corps Lt. Col David Fisher, executive officer for DDSP. Picture at DDSP Change of Command July 2002. (Photo provided by Chris McKelvey)
Sept. 13, 2021 - Former Defense Logisitics Agency Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, commander and executive officer recall their experiences on Sept. 11, 2001.

Celebrating DLA's 60th Anniversary: DLA Energy employee spotlight, Kelly Dowd
Kelly Dowd (far right) started the DLA Corporate Intern Program, now known as the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program, in 1988 and has spent approximately 26 of her 33 years of federal service as an acquisition professional at DLA Energy. Currently, she is a procurement analyst in DLA Energy’s Procurement Process Support Directorate. Photo courtesy of Kelly Dowd.
Sept. 10, 2021 - DLA is celebrating 60 years of logistics support since it was created Oct. 1, 1961. The theme is “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” In this story, we celebrate and honor DLA Energy employee Kelly Dowd. 

Remembering 9/11: America’s darkest day strengthens employees’ patriotism, resolve
A section of the Pentagon lies in ruins following the deadly terrorist attacks in which hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, killing 58 passengers, six crewmembers and 125 people in the Pentagon.
Sept. 9, 2021 - On 9/11 and in its aftermath, DLA employees have demonstrated courage, patriotism, resilience and commitment to the mission.

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