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Mountain Home Air Force Base print shop set to close 2018

Photo of Teresa Blake, Documentation Automation Printing Services electronic duplicating system operator, inspecting a print job at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 16, 2017.

Teresa Blake, Documentation Automation Printing Services electronic duplicating system operator, inspects a print job Nov. 16, 2017 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The printing office she works in DAPS is scheduled to close early 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alaysia Berry)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Gunfighters see printed products around base every day, such as posters or chain of command photos, but may be unfamiliar with the office that makes this happen. That office is closing.

There's a chance these products are from the Defense Logistics Agency document services office commonly known as DAPS (Documentation Automation Printing Services), located downstairs in wing headquarters.

It used to be a short walk for an Airman working in building 512, or a short drive if working on base. It has been this way for approximately 30 years, but in early 2018, that will change.

DLA is the Department of Defense's combat logistics support agency. They have shops with their printing services available at various locations of all branches.

The office specializes in printing — mass printing in particular. They can print thousands of training manuals, flyers, books and forms.

"Whatever you need printed that you can charge to your government card is what I can print," said Teresa Blake, DAPS electronic duplicating system operator.

DLA has chosen to decrease their carbon footprint by closing more than half of their shops. They will still be able to take care of base printing requirements, their services will still be available online at https://www.dso.documentservices.dla.mil .