By Mr. Stephen Standifird (Leonard Wood)February 18, 2016
Tucked away in a small space between the post office and the mini-mall is the Defense Logistics Agency Document Services office where two employees work to complete a printing order.
Matthew Laposa and Brady Bodnar, both electronic duplication systems technicians, provide printing services to all government organizations on Fort Leonard Wood.
With three machines capable to push out prints, there is not very much they can't handle.
"It's a good service to have here," Laposa said. "Even if we get overwhelmed with jobs, we can ship them out to other offices to get completed."
Laposa and Bodnar have only had the doors to the office open since January, following a short closure due to lack of man power, but they have already surpassed expectations.
"We've done more in the five weeks we've been open than the last three or four months this plant was last in operation," Bodnar said.
Their one color machine can produce full-color prints on either 8 � by 11 or 11-by-17 inch paper. Those prints are good for certificates, graduation diplomas, programs, flyers, pamphlets or even books, Laposa said.
"When the Families come to graduation, you want to make that parent feel as though someone cares," Laposa said. "They see the color photos, the great presentations, (the program) is another thing to give them."
The majority of the printing they do in-house is black and white and for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command units on post. Mostly for training and study guides, Laposa said. They also have the capabilities to bind or staple multi-page products.
The DLA Document Services office is the sole provider for print services on and around Fort Leonard Wood that can take payment with a government purchase card. But it is not as simple as just showing up with a job request and the credit card, Laposa said.
The GPC holder first needs to set up an account online at www.dso.documentservices.dla.mil.
From there, it's a matter of the subject-matter expert bringing the project to the office where Laposa or Bodnar can help walk them through the rest of the process.
"We are going to do everything we can to make sure it's right," Laposa said.
Regardless, Laposa and Bodnar encourage anyone with a print job or questions to stop by the office or give them a call at 573.596.0131, ext. 60724.
For more information about the services DLA can provide, the office is located at 233 Illinois Ave., Building 498. The hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.