The Defense Logistics Agency is the
Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing
worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military
services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries. DLA,s
headquarters is at Fort Belvoir, Northern Virginia.
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The Defense Logistics Agency supplies the nation's military services and
several civilian agencies with the critical resources they need to
accomplish their worldwide missions. DLA provides wide-ranging
logistical support for peacetime and wartime operations, as well as
emergency preparedness and humanitarian missions.
The Defense Logistics Agency supplies almost every consumable item
America's military services need to operate, from MREs to jet fuel.
If America's military forces eat it, wear it, maintain equipment
with it, or burn it as fuel, DLA probably provided it. DLA also
helps dispose of materiel and equipment that is excess or unusable.
DLA has supported every major war and contingency operation of the
past four decades, from the Vietnam War to operations in Bosnia and
Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and other contingency operations
throughout the world. In Fiscal Year 2008, DLA provided more than
$42 billion in goods and services to all military services
worldwide, including significant support to both Operation Enduring
Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. That support included food,
clothing, medical supplies, weapon systems repair parts and goods
and services for humanitarian relief efforts. DLA continues to
refine its ability to respond quickly and effectively to the needs
of its military customers. DLA's Support Teams are consistently
among the first to respond to the needs of forces deployed around
the world. In addition, DLA has streamlined its supply depot and
distribution system to reduce costs and improve delivery times to
its customers in the field.
DLA stands at the forefront of the revolution in electronic commerce
and information technology, making millions of critical supply items
available to forces worldwide at the click of a computer mouse.
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