DLA supports Romania’s Joint Task Force-East

Defense Logistics Agency representatives arrived July 9 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, to embed with the Headquarters Element of Joint Task Force-East as U.S. forces took another critical step and transition continues with U.S. military operations taking place in the former Eastern Block nations of Romania and Bulgaria.

Initial activities included ensuring American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and civilians were supported with food and fuel to accomplish their missions, many including their Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts.  Deliveries of bottled water and MREs arrived on site prior to troop arrival. Fuel support was arranged with local fuel providers to include Air British Petrolium.

DLA-Europe deployed David Porter, warfighter support representative to the 21st Theater Support Command to remain with JTF-E and ensure support continues throughout this year’s series of exercises and deployments.  Defense Energy Supply Center Europe complimented Mr. Porter by sending Capt. Joseph Muhlberger, operations officer and Army Master Sgt. Edward Hand, quality assurance representative to ensure smooth initial set up of fuel support.  Defense Energy Support Center–Europe representatives will remain long enough to stand up a European Command appointed Sub-Area Petroleum Office.

The DLA enterprise team met with JTF-E leaders and contractors to ensure  sucess.

(Story courtesy of DLA)