Douglas Dykstra and Doug Deimler, both information technology specialists with DLA Information Operations, were notified of their deployment to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the morning of July 3. They took DLA’s mobile command vehicle, which provides a direct link to the DLA network that allows for real-time logistics operations, and had it running within 24 hours. http://ow.ly/yZKuF
In this photo: (From left) Doug Dykstra, Army Col. Bradford Hildabrand and Doug Deimler, stand in front of DLA’s mobile command vehicle while deployed to support operations in response to Hurricane Arthur at Fort Bragg North Carolina. Courtesy photo
More consolidation among defense contractors needed; the Pentagon needs to adopt more commercial technology; and the industry needs to become more globalized, according to this Roll Call article: http://ow.ly/yZEVc
One critical #RIMPAC2014 exercise focuses on how civil and military agencies partner in response to disasters to improve humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) efforts http://ow.ly/yXaDQ
U.S. soldiers prepare to hook up a slingload to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, July 1, 2014. The soldiers who hooked up the slingload are assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, and the helicopter crew members who provided support are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
Full DoD photo essay: http://ow.ly/z0S4o
The sale of the items, known as “white goods,” will provide regional economic stimulus to the Afghan economy and help the U.S. government avoid property disposal costs usually associated with the scrapping process. Full story: http://ow.ly/yZJud
Screen shot: A new video news story from American Forces Network Afghanistan about the Defense Logistics Agency selling non-military used goods to an Afghan company highlights the benefits of the program. Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/yZJMO
DLA is a Combat Logistics Support Agency. We provide effective and efficient worldwide support to Warfighters and our other customers.
DLA was founded in 1961 and today is home to 27,000 civilian and military employees in 48 states and 28 foreign countries. The Agency’s 26 distribution depots supply almost every consumable item America’s military services need to operate, from groceries to jet fuel. Those supplies include 95 percent of the service’s repair parts, 100 percent of subsistence, fuel, medical, clothing and construction material.
DLA celebrated its golden anniversary in 201. The agency has supported every major war and contingency operation of the past five decades.
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