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Defense Logististics Agency Distribution Europe

Definition/Scope: (DLA) Defense Logististics Agency (DLA) Distribution Europe, located in Germersheim, Germany, is DLA Distribution’s largest distribution facility on the European continent and a forward deployed Theater Distribution Platform. As an integral part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s worldwide network of 26 distribution centers, the organization provides initial surge capability during the transition to war phase, seamless joint theater distribution, and innovative support of DLA and service-managed materiel to all four service component warfighters serving throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Strategically positioned near the Rhine River and Ramstein Air Base in central Europe, its distribution facilities take advantage of readily available air, road, rail, and barge modes of transportation, as well as enabling its critical theater break-bulk mission. Current commodities distributed by DLA Distribution Europe are repair parts, barrier and construction material, clothing and textiles, packaged POL, operational rations, and humanitarian relief support. Additionally, the organization supports DLA Aviation, through its retrograde program for ozone depleting substances.



Used For:

Defense Distribution Depot Europe

Acronym:

DLA Distribution Europe

Broader Terms:

Defense Distribution Center
EUCOM
US European Command, Combatant Command, AOR/Unified

Related Terms:

distribution centers
distribution points
Ramstein AB, Germany


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