DLA News

DLA senior enlisted leader shares personal story, advice on The Rap talk show
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O'Neal, DLA's senior enlisted leader, shares her career journey with DLA Video Producer Nutan Chada in the third edition of The Rap talk show Feb. 23, 2021.
Feb. 24, 2021 - DLA's senior enlisted leader shares her journey from “rowdy teenage girl” in East Point, Georgia, to jumping out of airplanes in the latest edition of The Rap talk show.

DLA Energy rocket propellant fuels NASA rover to Red Planet
An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. Hundreds of critical events executed perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021. Photo credit to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
Feb. 23, 2021 - Fueled by DLA Energy-supplied liquid oxygen and rocket propellant, NASA’s rover Perseverance safely touched down on Mars on Feb. 18 after a seven-month, 292-million-mile journey. Using thrusters fired with DLA Energy hydrazine, the $2.7 billion rover landed in an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater. The Perseverance is on a two-year mission to find evidence of past life on Mars.

DLA Intelligence publishes new controlled unclassified information policy
A Defense Logistics Agency policy published Jan. 28 by DLA Intelligence provides new guidance on labeling unclassified information that’s sensitive but doesn’t require classification.
Feb. 23, 2021 - Say goodbye to For Official Use Only. A Defense Logistics Agency policy published Jan. 28 by DLA Intelligence provides new guidance on labeling unclassified information that’s sensitive but doesn’t require classification.

Air Force Major earns DLA Logistics Readiness Award
Recognized for his outstanding contributions to the success of the Air Force and Department of Defense missions, Air Force Maj. Charles Morton was selected as the DLA Air Force 2020 Individual Logistics Readiness Award winner. Morton has been the recipient of five agency awards, including DLA Field Officer of the Year in 2019.
Feb. 23, 2021 - Recognized for his outstanding contributions to the success of the Air Force and Department of Defense missions, Air Force Maj. Charles Morton was selected as the DLA Air Force 2020 Individual Logistics Readiness Award winner.

First shipment of F-35 Lightning II aircraft material arrives at San Joaquin
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 33rd Fighter Wing, prepares for takeoff during Exercise Savannah Shift, Sept. 22, 2020, at Savannah Air National Guard Base, Georgia. Exercise Savannah Shift is a joint aerial combat training exercise hosted by the Georgia Air National Guard and is the Air National Guard's largest fighter integration, air-to-air training exercise encompassing 4th- and 5th-generation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather Leveille)
Feb. 23, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, located in Tracy, California, was selected as the Wholesale Air Vehicle Storage and Distribution location for F-35 Lightning II aircraft parts. DLA Distribution has a proven track record as the Defense Department’s storage and distribution provider and DLA Distribution San Joaquin will step up as a key player in support of the sustainment of the DoD’s premier weapon system.

Fort Meade disposal specialist recalls protective suit transfer to FEMA
Fort Meade-based Property Disposal Specialist Angela Sakryd visits the Pentagon’s media center to help officials prepare for a large-scale remodeling project.
Feb. 23, 2021 - Angela Sakryd helped transfer 40,000 excess protective suits from DTRA to FEMA.

Afghan operations making milestones
Pieces of excess building materials arrive at the DLA Disposition Services site at Bagram, Afghanistan.
Feb. 22, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services employees have been serving in Afghanistan in support of U.S. forces deployed there and noted significant milestones for DLA in the past few weeks.

Puerto Rico school rebuilds with surplus property
Property Disposal Specialist Amanda Long prepares used kitchen equipment for donation at the DLA Disposition Services field site in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, in May, 2019. The items were later combined with other excess property in Alabama and delivered to Puerto Rico in 2020.
Feb. 19, 2021 - A small K-12 academy in the island territory looked to the states and federal government for vehicles and equipment after Hurricane Maria losses.

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