Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Cherry Point
Definition/Scope: (DLA) DLA Distribution Cherry Point, N.C., supports the 2nd Marine Air Wing, numerous Marine Aviation Logistics Squadrons, MCAS Cherry Point, the largest Marine Air Station in the world, and the Naval Air Systems Command?s Fleet Readiness Center, or FRC, East, Cherry Point. Along with full service distribution support such as receipt, stow, issue and transportation of customer logistics requirements, DLA Distribution Cherry Point, N.C., performs all specialized packaging, preservation and crating of components. In addition, the distribution center currently operates two Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking satellite operations within FRC East, and is an integral part of the FRC East production line, which refurbishes Department of Defense aircraft components, including the custody, preservation, handling and shipping of aircraft parts and engines. DLA Distribution Cherry Point, N.C., provides worldwide support of all of the Marine Corps deployments, exercises and mobilizations, and provides rigging, loading, blocking and bracing, and transportation services for essential air and ground support equipment, weapons and vehicles. The distribution center also supplies all of the preservation and packaging, hazardous materiel packaging, central receiving, rigging operations, ordnance transportation certifying and transportation management office requirements to all units in the local area. In November 2001, as a result of an A-76 competition, the distribution functions were transitioned to a civilian contractor. A small group of government employees have remained on site as part of DLA Distribution Cherry Point, N.C.?s, Continuing Governmental Activity. Their responsibility is to oversee the contractor?s operations and lend technical assistance, as necessary.
Used For:Defense Distribution Depot Cherry Point NC
Acronym:DLA Distribution Cherry Point
Broader Terms:2nd Marine Aircraft Wing