Defense Logistics Agency Rota

On the sandy “playas” of Spain’s Atlantic coast, halfway between its border with Portugal to the northwest and the vital Gibraltar Strait and Mediterranean Sea to the southeast, lies the largest American military community in the country – Naval Station Rota. The 6,100-acre Spanish-owned installation was constructed in 1953 and is home to about 35 tenant commands drawing an estimated…

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DLA Puget Sound Supports USS Ohio Modernization

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Puget Sound, Washington, is supporting a project that involves the complete overhaul and modernization of the USS Ohio. The “Ohio Project” is a multi-mission platform involving all support shops within the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as well as DLA Distribution Puget Sound. The project began Feb. 22 and will last almost two years to completion. DDPW’s…

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DLA Preps Ships for Vigilance Activity Neptune Strike 2022

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy moved a total of 10,300 pounds of material in support of Navy ships that are operating as part of NATO exercise Vigilance Activity Neptune Strike 2022. The exercise, conceptualized in 2020, is designed to teach commanders and all involved NATO parties the complexities of handing over command and control of a carrier strike group…

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New Industry Engagement Plan Maintains DLA’s focus

Enabling and supporting a secure defense industrial base remains a Defense Logistics Agency priority according to an updated Industry Engagement Plan that outlines five focus areas expected to facilitate better acquisition outcomes. The new 15-page plan refreshes the 2018 version by reflecting changes in the acquisition environment and incorporating DLA’s latest Strategic Plan, which prioritizes modernizing acquisition and supply chain…

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New Acquisition Modernization Program to help DLA

By Beth Reece The Defense Logistics Agency is building a masterplan for meeting new challenges posed by the shifting global logistics environment through its new Acquisition Modernization Program. The strategy is expected to formalize how the agency strengthens acquisition employees’ skills, improves processes and applies market intelligence, all while taking advantage of DLA’s ongoing efforts to modernize its information technology…

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DLA Europe Supports USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa provided operational subsistence support to the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams from August 10 to November 1 this year. Packages were delivered during four port calls in Accra, Ghana; Bradbury, Angola; Cape Town, South Africa; and Cotati, Seychelles. During this timeframe, the ship conducted operations to promote maritime security by maintaining a presence…

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C&T Helps Modernize USCG Recruit Training Center Cape May

More than 100 U.S. Coast Guard recruits received initial issue uniform items under the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s new item management process Nov. 2 at USCG Training Center Cape May, New Jersey. Operational dress uniforms, t-shirts and socks were among the items DLA Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain helped transition from the previous issuance and manual restocking…

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Japan Property Disposal Saves US Navy $$

Good working relations between the U.S. Navy and Defense Logistics Agency property disposal specialists in Japan recently saved the service at least $75,000 earmarked for equipment disposition. In 2020, the security office for Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, needed to rid itself of deteriorating sky watch towers and a mobile small arms firing range that had been unusable for over a…

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Crowley Awarded Multi-Year Fuel Storage Services Contract

Crowley Solutions, the government services business unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency-Energy to provide fuel management and storage services for Pacific military operations. Crowley will provide energy logistics management and services to receive, store, protect and ship aviation grade JP-5 turbine fuel and commercial grade Jet A-1 fuel for…

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