Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River
Definition/Scope: (DLA) The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Red River, Texas’ provides distribution support for Class IX repair parts and secondary items for tracked and wheeled vehicles, aircraft and major weapon systems. This facility became operational in 1998 and provides for receipt, storage, packaging/marking and shipping functions to be performed under one roof. DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, also has a large Class VII major end item distribution mission. The Army has designated DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, as the storage site for its Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In support of these systems, the distribution center builds and maintains a supply of basic issue items and components that accompany wheeled and tracked vehicles shipped to units in the field. These kits include such things as wrenches, vehicle jacks, tie-down ropes or cables, and other items needed to perform minor maintenance in the field. The distribution center is also the primary distribution point for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System. In addition, the distribution center provides rebuilt roadwheels and track and complete wheel assemblies for many of the vehicles being used by the various Services. DLA Distribution Red River, Texas is home to members of the DLA Expeditionary Team, a deployable and scalable distribution capability that can receive, store, issue, transship and maintain in-transit visibility of military supplies. In 2010, DLA marked a historical moment in DLA history by deploying DLA Distribution Expeditionary to support contingency operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan in response to a Request for Forces from the Secretary of Defense. This unique deployable capability provides customers in theater with an agile, flexible distribution option while reducing reliance on strategic airlift.
Used For:Defense Distribution Depot Red River TX
Acronym:DLA Distribution Red River
Broader Terms:Defense Distribution Center
Narrower Terms:Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Related Terms:Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Albany