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Former DLA Aviation systems analyst led fight for equality of all employees
Lillie Mae Brown is a 2018 DLA Hall of Fame inductee whose formal complaint alleging gender-based discrimination in 1974 became the catalyst for improvements to hiring, training, awards and promotion practices throughout DLA. (Courtesy photo/graphic by Paul Crank)
July 20, 2018 - On July 26, the DLA Hall of Fame will induct five new honorees. In the coming days, the DLA homepage will feature an article about each new member — beginning with the late Lillie Mae Brown, whose achievements fighting for civil rights led to greater opportunities for many others across the agency.

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Homecoming event recognizes mission contributions of forward presence associates
Ricky Davis (center), Customer Service Representative working out of Fort Bliss, Texas,  was one of the approximately 50 DLA Land and Maritime CSRs who got to meet and greet one another during a break in their week long training session during their June 25 Homecoming event. The event, held on the Defense Supply Center Columbus installation provided varied training sessions as well as critical networking opportunities for the forward presence associates.
July 12, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime welcomed home approximately 50 of its forward presence associates June 25 for a weeklong opportunity to reenergize and ensure everyone is familiar with updated procurement guidelines. The homecoming event also provided priceless networking possibilities and other essential training requirements.

Family and friends – the theme of a 25-year Navy career
Navy Capt. Justin D. Debord departs DLA Land and Maritime for his final time during a June 29 retirement ceremony celebrating his 25 years of military service.
July 2, 2018 - Navy Captain Justin D. Debord celebrated 25 years of military service during a retirement ceremony in the Operations Center Auditorium June 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. In his final assignment, Debord served as the director of Strategic Acquisition Programs for the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime.

DOD Honors Value Engineering Achievement Award Recipients
June 29, 2018 - More than 30 individuals, teams and organizations were honored with the Fiscal Year 2017 Value Engineering Achievement Award in a ceremony in the Pentagon Auditorium today. DLA recipients include -- Program/Project: DLA Aviation, Aviation Engineering Flaps Project -- Individual: Donald O’Flaherty, equipment specialist, DLA Land and Maritime, Value Management and Engineering Division -- Team: DLA Aviation, Source Approval Request Team -- Organization: DLA Aviation, Engineering and Technology Division -- Special: DLA Land and Maritime, Reverse and Sustaining Engineering

Logistics center welcomes new leader, promotes outgoing commander to second star
Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams cuts the ceremonial cake beside Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer following the DLA Land and Maritime and Defense Supply Center Columbus change of command ceremony June 27. Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic (right) both relinquished command and gained her second star at Wednesday's ceremony. Skubic will next go on to serve as the 48th Chief of Navy's Supply Corps and commander of Naval Supply Systems Command in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
June 28, 2018 - Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer assumed command of the Defense Supply Center Columbus and Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime from Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic during a ceremony June 27 at the Operations Center Auditorium.

DSCC celebrates pride in all who serve
Keynote speaker Tara Allison tells her life story during the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ LGBT Pride Program June 20 in the Operations Center auditorium. The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Employment Program is to ensure dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
June 25, 2018 - The Defense Supply Center Columbus hosted its 4th annual LGBT Pride Month program June 20 in the Operations Center Auditorium. The LGBT narrative is a fundamentally American story that reminds everyone that integrity and respect are the cornerstone of our military and civilian cultures.

Industry partnerships, small business dominate final day of logistics conference
Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams greets members of the DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office Earl Madison and Ami Banks during a visit to the exhibition hall June 19 shortly after his keynote address to kick off the 2018 DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The exposition featured more than 70 exhibitor booths representing organizations that produce or supply equipment or services to support the Warfighter on both land and at sea.
June 21, 2018 - The 2018 Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition concluded June 20 with discussions on evolving industry partnerships and small business opportunities.

Supply chain innovation and efficiency on display at logistics conference
Defense Logistics Agency Director Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams speaks during the 2018 Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition June 19 in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
June 20, 2018 - The 2018 Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition brought together government and industry suppliers and customers during a two-day event in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Summer in the city: Exploring Columbus for an active life

Here’s a look at how to get active around Columbus to include activities and events that are affordable or better yet, free.


Columbus has an abundance of Central Ohio parks to explore − 353 to be exact, with 8,221 acres of parkland and 120 miles of regional trails. Parks are perfect for walking, running, cycling and just taking in the great outdoors.


Pools are on the top of the destination list during a scorching hot summer day. One can take a refreshing splash in the MWR pool or take a dip into one of the eight Columbus outdoor pools.


From local festivals to theater and concerts, there’s something for everyone in Columbus.


Golfers can play on the installation at Eagle Eye Golf Course or at one of the six Columbus Municipal Golf Courses.

SoftballSports Leagues

Another way to have fun and get active in a social environment is to join a sports league offered at DSCC MWR or Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Powder blast 5KActivities & Programs

Maybe you’re looking for an organized program but don’t want to be committed long-term.  Check out activities that can be done as an individual or with a group without making a re-occurring calendar date.