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Culture/Climate Survey results show positive trend for DLA
The results of an agencywide employee survey showed improvements in all 12 areas. Graphic by Paul Crank.
Oct. 19, 2018 - The results for the 2018 DLA Culture and Climate Survey are in, and they show overall favorable trends for the agency.

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Fire Prevention Week: Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
Defense Logistics Agency Columbus Fire and Emergency Services hosted an open house at the fire station Oct. 9.  The open house was open to everyone on the installation and allowed those who work on or are visiting the installation the ability to see the equipment and capabilities of FES.  A wide variety of tools and equipment were on display.  Visitors were able to look at the fire trucks, try on gear and handle various tools used by FES members on a daily basis.  FES personnel also helped spread the message of fire prevention week to those who stopped by.
Oct. 17, 2018 - Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 7 - 13. It was first established in 1922. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge issued the first proclamation for fire prevention week, making it a national observance. DLA Columbus Fire and Emergency Services recognizes the importance of fire prevention and fire safety education. FES holds several specialized events each year during fire prevention week.

Engineers rally over Sailors to win Navy’s annual regatta
USS Hat Trick crew Lee Shull (left) and Aaron Moyer (right) won top honors at the 4th annual Navy Cardboard Regatta Oct. 11. This marks the third year Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Operations and Engineering Support Directorate has claimed the regatta championship.
Oct. 17, 2018 - The Bullship went belly up and a fast-moving shark named Hat Trick prevailed at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s 4th annual Navy Cardboard Regatta held Oct. 11 at DSCC. The race is held annually on the U.S. Navy’s birthday and showcases a range of watercraft created by Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, veterans and civilians using nothing more than duct tape and cardboard. The race is open to all tenants and this year’s cardboard fleet featured a dozen teams from DLA Land and Maritime, the Navy Recruiting District Ohio and the DFAS– Columbus.

Puget Sound increases contracting awards nearly 50 percent, awarding small businesses millions
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, is home to one of seven Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s detachments. The detachments are separated into shipyards and depot-level reparable locations. Having forward presence locations at the detachment sites allows DLA Land and Maritime to ensure its serving the customers’ needs by providing business advice and assistance. Additionally, this presence provides oversight of the full range of planning, execution and administration of contractual actions to ensure accurate and timely delivery of the required supplies. Overall, DLA Land and Maritime is the headquarters for DLA’s Land and Maritime supply chains with over 2,500 employees in 37 locations around the world with primary operations at the Defense Supply Center Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.
Oct. 16, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Puget Sound detachment achieved a 43 percent increase in contracting actions this year. The contracting division executed more than $103 million in contract awards during fiscal year 2018 in support of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, an increase of nearly 50 percent over FY17.

DSCC associate saves life on commute home
Defense Logistics Agency Police Officer Daniel McCombs has dedicated his life to service.  He served 11 years in the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer. After leaving the Army, he worked physical security for Defense Information Systems Agency for a number of years at the Defense Supply Center Columbus before becoming a DLA police officer to further his federal service and continue to serve in the interest of others.
Oct. 8, 2018 - We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s all about being in the right place at the right time,” but these words couldn’t be truer for Daniel McCombs. It was dark outside and he was focused on ensuring the safety of the witnesses. This is when he noticed the car on flames and heard someone was still inside, he immediately went into response mode – trying to figure out how to save the driver.

National Preparedness activities conclude on DSCC
Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Installation Emergency Manager Jayce Ashwill speaks with associates about National Preparedness Month Sept. 13 in the Building 20 cafeteria.  The informational booth was part of a series of informational booths held around the installation in September to raise awareness about being prepared for emergencies. The month long recognition focusing on disaster preparedness reminds individuals to be ready for emergencies at home and away. has additional resources and tips available to assist in planning needs.
Oct. 5, 2018 - The Defense Supply Center Columbus completed a number of activities during National Preparedness Month. DSCC’s goal was to provide information to installation employees to make them better prepared for emergencies at home, at work and in the community.

The Defense Federal Community celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Equal Employment Office Director Charles Palmer presents Maria B. Castillo, former EEO Hispanic Employment Program chair with a token of appreciation during a Sept. 22 offsite celebration recognizing her 36 years of federal service and contributions to the Hispanic community.
Oct. 4, 2018 - The Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Equal Employment Opportunity Hispanic Employment Program joined in the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This month was designated by Congress to celebrate the rich heritage and cultural diversity that Hispanic Americans have contributed to the United States of America. This year’s theme was ‘Resilient and Ready.’

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Cause of the Week

  • Oct. 1: Disaster Relief
  • Oct. 8: Women & Girls
  • Oct. 15: Eradicating Poverty
  • Oct. 22: Cancer Awareness
  • Oct. 29: Animal Welfare
  • Nov. 5: Veterans
  • Nov. 12: Education
  • Nov. 19: Hunger & Clean Water
  • Nov. 26: Global Health
  • Dec. 3: Persons with Disabilities
  • Dec. 10: Military Support
  • Dec. 17: Arts & Culture
  • Dec. 24: Housing & Shelter
  • Dec. 31: Human Trafficking Prevention
  • Jan. 7: Environmental Protection

Central Ohio small businesses gain millions

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The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announced that more than $120 million in government contracting dollars have been awarded to Ohio small businesses since the beginning of the fiscal year. Third quarter numbers released today reflect an increase of more than $40 million from the first half of the fiscal year. Nearly $37 million in award dollars have gone to small businesses in the Columbus region – an increase of more than $7 million in the third quarter. The Columbus Metropolitan Region encompasses the following counties according to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Logan, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.

DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Numbers

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