The cost of living in Tracy, CA is above average. Many cities surround DLA Distribution San Joaquin, give employees the option of commuting to work if they prefer. The Depot also has a van pool program for those who choose to commute.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. However, when dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
DDJC’s mission is to receive, store, and ship government-owned supplies and equipment, primarily to military customers in the western US and the Pacific theater of operations, with additional worldwide capabilities. As a Strategic Distribution Platform, DDJC serves as the west coast hub for distribution activities. DDJC currently stores a wide range of supplies and equipment commonly ordered by the military services, including clothing and textiles, food, medical supplies, construction materials, electrical supplies/components, sonabouys, tires for both aircraft and vehicles, and a wide array of secondary repair parts. DDJC was the winner of the Commander-in-Chief’s award for Excellence in 2018. The award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The Center was cited for increasing productivity, reducing transportation costs, and ongoing efforts in the area of customer support, workforce improvements, and environmental compliance and support services.
As a primary Distribution Site, DDJC serves as a west coast hub of distribution activities, stocking the items commonly ordered by the military services. Most items fall into categories that include food, clothing and textiles, medical supplies and equipment, construction materials, electrical supplies and components, tires for both vehicles and aircraft, and secondary repair parts. For more information, see our homepage.
According to the 2023 US Census, the population of the surrounding areas is as follows:
Stockton - 325,988
Tracy - 96,748
San Joaquin County - 807,412
In terms of economic impact, the Depot employs a workforce of approximately 1,500 with a payroll of $9.5 million. Total annual operating costs for the Depot amount to $206 million which includes salaries, transportation, utilities, supplies and contracts.
DDJC is the DLA's Western Strategic Distribution Platform located in Tracy, CA. The center is centrally located for easy access to complex interstates, waterways, air and rail transportation networks.
From Sacramento International Airport
Depart airport heading toward I-5 South. Merge onto I-5 South via the ramp and stay on this freeway for approximately 71 miles. Take exit 458A toward Tracy. Merge onto West 11th street and follow it for approximately 4 miles. Make a left turn onto South Chrisman Rd. driving roughly 1 mile and Enter Main Gate or Employee Gate on the left. The Truck Gate is the only gate that is open 24/7.
DDJC offers a taxi service, at no charge, to employees traveling between buildings on the Depot by calling 209-839-4127. If employees prefer and meet all qualifications, they have the option of utilizing ride share/van pools to and from work.
DLA Distribution San Joaquin does not have a dedicated base operator.