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Defense Distribution Center

Definition/Scope: The Defense Distribution Center (DDC) is a combat support agency and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Lead Center for Distribution. The DDC is located at New Cumberland, PA and staffed with approximately 8200 civilians, 136 AD, and 211 reserve military personnel. The DDC is a primary field-level activity of DLA, operates a physical network of defense distribution depots, which is a major element of the DOD distribution system. The Defense Distribution Center was established on Oct. 1, 1997, through the consolidation of the former Defense Distribution Region East and the former Defense Distribution Region West. DDC’s 25 depot sites around the world are responsible for the receipt, storage, issue, packing, preservation and transportation of more than 4 million items. The DDC mission is to provide the full range of distribution services and information, enabling a seamless, tailored, worldwide DoD network that delivers effective, efficient and innovative support to combatant commands, military services and other customers during war and peace. The depots are responsible for providing DOD-owned commodities to all branches of the Armed Forces and other agencies of the federal government throughout the world. The depots accomplish this mission by conducting physical distribution functions of receipt, storage, issue, packing, preservation, freight consolidation and shipping, TAV, ITV, and redirecting en route shipments when required.



Used For:

Sustainment WFF

Acronym:

DDC

Broader Terms:

Army Prepositioned Stock
Defense Logistics Agency
Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk VA
Secretary of Defense
US Joint Forces Command, Combatant Command, Functional/Unified
US Transportation Command, Combatant Command, Unified

Narrower Terms:

Defense Distribution Depot Albany GA
Defense Distribution Depot Anniston AL
Defense Distribution Depot Barstow CA
Defense Distribution Depot Cherry Point NC
Defense Distribution Depot Corpus Christi TX
Defense Distribution Depot Europe
Defense Distribution Depot Guam Marianas
Defense Distribution Depot Hill UT
Defense Distribution Depot Jacksonville FL
Defense Distribution Depot Korea
Defense Distribution Depot Kuwait SW Asia
Defense Distribution Depot Mapping Activity & Locations
Defense Distribution Depot Norfolk VA
Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City OK
Defense Distribution Depot Pearl Harbor HI
Defense Distribution Depot Puget Sound WA
Defense Distribution Depot Red River TX
Defense Distribution Depot Richmond VA
Defense Distribution Depot San Diego CA
Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin CA
Defense Distribution Depot Sigonella Italy
Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna PA
Defense Distribution Depot Tobyhanna PA
Defense Distribution Depot Warner Robins GA
Defense Distribution Depot Yokosuka Japan
Defense Energy Support Center
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Kuwait
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Albany
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Barstow
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Cherry Point
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Hill
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Jacksonville
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Mapping Activity
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Pearl Harbor
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Puget Sound
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Richmond
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Warner Robins
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka
Defense Logististics Agency Distribution Europe
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
DLA Central
DLA Europe
DLA Pacific
logistics

Related Terms:

Army Strategic Logistics Plan
combat logistics support
DASA (Logistics)
Defense Energy Support Center
Defense Logistics Agency Central
Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa
Defense Logistics Agency Pacific
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
Defense Supply Center (Columbus)
Defense Supply Center (Philadelphia)
Defense Supply Center (Richmond)
Global Transportation Network
Joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore
Movement Tracking System
US Army Material Command, Combatant Command, Functional


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