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Base distribution center supplies customers at home, around the globe

Elenore Howard, a DLA worker, processes incoming materials of all shapes and sizes. (U. S. Air Force photo by Edward Aspera)

Elenore Howard, a DLA worker, processes incoming materials of all shapes and sizes. (U. S. Air Force photo by Edward Aspera)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Robins Air Force Base is where the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Warner Robins calls home.

However, as one of four strategic distribution platforms under DLA Distribution, its reach not only spans across the base, but to all branches of the military at locations all around the world.

More than half the work completed at the distribution center is in support of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. The organization stores more than 176,000 items, valued at more than $11 billion to include parts and equipment for F-15, C-130, C-5 and C-17 aircraft, target acquisition systems and most airborne electronic warfare systems.

One of DLA Distribution's 21 buildings, an initial central receiving area begins in Bldg. 376. Once trucks are unloaded, forklift operators immediately move and stock critical items from one end of the cavernous warehouse to the other. More than 400 personnel work everything from administrative support to operations.

In 2011, DLA Distribution Warner Robins opened its state-of-the-art Consolidation, Containerization Point processing operations in Bldg. 365, which handles and allocates energy dissipating pads. These serve as landing shock items when essential supplies are dropped off to forward-operating locations.

In fiscal 2012, the distribution platform processed more than 985,000 transactions. Overall, DLA Distribution processed 18.4 million transactions, shipped more than 18,800 containers and shipped more than 40,000 air pallets.

Its Warner Robins presence is one within a network of 26 distribution centers worldwide, servicing more than 243,000 customers.