Mission: Provide religious logistics support for Religious Affairs personnel, enabling the free exercise of religion across the Department of Defense. Provide confidential pastoral care and support to DLA employees.

Values:

-- Warfighter needs guide us

-- Integrity defines us

-- Diversity strengthens us

-- Excellence inspires us

Please feel free to visit us at the DLA Chaplain Office.

We're located in the Andrew T. McNamara Complex:
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1344
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221
DLA Chaplain Phone: 703-767-2132

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DLA Chaplain News

Feeding the Spirit
Navy Capt. John Shimotsu, U.S. Pacific Command Catholic chaplain, celebrates Mass at the Courtyard of Heroes during a remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
May 1, 2018 - DLA helps military chaplains meet service members’ spiritual needs with a religious supply program that includes over 500 items.

Parents, children grateful for DLA holiday generosity via Adopt-a-Family
Army Staff Sgt. John Edmisten of the DLA Command Chaplain's Office shows some of the many gifts DLA headquarters employees contributed to families in need this past holiday season.
Jan. 10, 2018 - Thanks to the generosity of Defense Logistics Agency employees in the McNamara Headquarters Complex, 113 children from 37 families received Christmas gifts in 2017, as part of the annual DLA Adopt-a-Family program.

Exercise helps first responders at DLA HQC, Fort Belvoir hone response to potential shooters
During an active-shooter exercise Nov. 7, 2017, at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, DLA Police Sgt. Leon Gregory (left) takes aim at volunteer ‘shooter’ Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Braswell.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Only weeks after mass shootings at a concert in Las Vegas and at a small-town church in South Texas, employees of the Defense Logistics Agency should know DLA and other local first responders are regularly honing their skills in responding to active shooters, as they in did in a Nov. 7 exercise at the McNamara Headquarters Complex and at the agency’s facility in nearby Lorton.

Deputy command chaplain broadens religious support to DLA reservists, HQC employees
Army Capt. Demetrius Walton began his Army career as an enlisted soldier, in the intelligence field.
July 6, 2017 - DLA's deputy command chaplain says his work, whether with a group of service members on the firing range or a sole employee in the halls of the agency headquarters, boils down to one thing.

Prayer, meditation room gives HQC employees calm atmosphere to practice spirituality
Army Capt. Demetrius Walton, DLA’s deputy command chaplain, kneels in prayer in the McNamara Headquarters Complex’s newly renovated prayer and meditation room. Above him is an LED light box that depicts a stained glass window from the Defense Distribution Susquehanna Chapel, which was built in 1941 and is one of the Defense Department’s oldest chapels.
Feb. 15, 2017 - A quiet, serene spot for prayer and reflection is just steps away for McNamara Headquarters Complex employees.

‘A day on… Not a day off’: Distribution Headquarters celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ramona French, a supervisory supply specialist from DLA Distribution Future Operations wrote and performed a skit entitled “Dream Your Impossible Dream,” during the Jan. 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Event at DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pa.
Jan. 25, 2017 - DLA Distribution Headquarters celebrated Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s., legacy during the inaugural program hosted by the new DLA Distribution Multicultural Committee on Jan. 19.

Gratitude abounds for DLA Adopt-a-Family Program
Through the DLA Adopt-a-Family Program, employees’ generosity brightens children’s holidays every year.
Jan. 9, 2017 - Caregivers of children who participated in the 2016 Defense Logistics Agency Adopt-a-Family Program have profound gratitude for the gifts donated by employees in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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