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Fuel’s Gold
The Navy is using temporary tanks like these to store fuel oil reclaimed.
Jan. 18, 2019 - Turning byproducts into usable fuel sources cuts waste, maximizes the supply chain and helps build a more secure future.

DLA Land and Maritime News

DSCC honors King by remembering his dream
Chenelle Jones is presented a memento of appreciation by Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum. Jones provided the keynote remarks during the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program Jan. 16 in the Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium. Jones is the lead Criminal Justice Administration Faculty at Franklin University.
Jan. 18, 2019 - DSCC associates gathered to remember the past, celebrate the victories and were reminded to carry on the actions for the future during the Jan. 16 program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “It’s inspiring that we reflect earnestly on the ideals of diversity, tolerance and equality that he lived his life by,” said Ketchum as she introduced the keynote speaker, Chenelle Jones, Franklin University’s lead faculty for the Criminal Justice Administration.

Knowledge exchange encouraged among leadership
(Right) Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum engages Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller (center) during his Jan. 8 visit. Griff Warren, Land and Maritime director of operations, provided a supplier operations overview.
Jan. 14, 2019 - DLA Land and Maritime Deputy Commander Steven Alsup and several senior staff members hosted DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller Jan. 8 to give him a command level overview of Land and Maritime logistics operations.

DLA Land and Maritime’s Level III Mentoring Program Protégés Support Community Outreach
DLA Land and Maritime associate Tommy Botts volunteers with the Level III Mentoring Program during the Salvation Army of Central Ohio’s Christmas Cheer assistance program distribution at the Lausche Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds Dec. 19. The group acted as cart runners and forklift drivers serving an average of 150 families per hour.
Jan. 11, 2019 - DLA Land and Maritime’s Level III Mentoring Program Class of 2020 has been at it again, continuing their efforts to be more involved in the community.

DLA Director visits Land and Maritime, reviews logistics operations plan
Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams presents a “Ya Done Good” award to Maritime Supplier Operations Deputy Director Ben Roberts. DLA Land Aberdeen Director Doug Nevins and Supervisory Contract Specialist Bill Winegarner also received “Ya Done Good” awards.
Dec. 19, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams and select members of his senior staff visited Defense Supply Center Columbus Dec. 11 to review DLA Land and Maritime’s present and future logistics operation plans. The visit was hosted by DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer and his senior leadership team.

Associates, teams honored during DLA 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards
The Defense Logistics Agency announced the winners of the DLA 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Program Dec. 13 in the auditorium of the Andrew T. McNamara Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Columbus secured top honors in seven categories, recognizing six associates and two teams for their outstanding contributions. Winners include Michelle Acord, Rhonda Blum, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Team, Ben Roberts, Randy Shirey, Harry Salcone, Jr., Jennifer Russell, and the MWR Outdoor Recreation Team.
Dec. 14, 2018 - The Defense Logistics Agency announced the winners of the DLA 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Program Dec. 13 in the auditorium of the Andrew T. McNamara Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Columbus secured top honors in seven categories, recognizing six associates and two teams for their outstanding contributions. Get to know the 2018 Defense Supply Center Columbus and DLA Land and Maritime award winners.

NASA engineer talks culture, resilience at annual Native American heritage celebration
Joseph Connolly, a NASA aerospace engineer and Haudenosaunee tribal member, delivers the keynote presentation during the Defense Federal Community’s Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Dec. 7, 2018 - An aerospace engineer and Haudenosaunee tribal member headlined the Defense Federal Community’s Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Congrats Rhonda Blum

for being recognized as one of the Top 10 - Category B associates during the DLA 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards.

Rhonda BlumMeet Rhonda - Product Specialist

How long have you worked for DLA Land and Maritime? 12 years

How long have you worked for the government? 16 years

What do you like about your job? I like that I work closely with my team members and several other agencies yet have the capabilities to work independently on projects and problem solve.

What is the best piece of advice someone has given you? Choose to be happy no matter what. Don’t allow your circumstances or surroundings to control your happiness.

What do you hope to accomplish in 2019? I hope to accomplish finding and assisting many more small businesses through the process of successfully becoming approved sources for our DLA Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment parts.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an actress or a tap dancer. Since that didn’t work out, the next best thing was to join the Navy and work for DLA.

Award Citation

Rhonda Blum is a natural leader known for her commitment to the DLA mission as evidenced in many continuous processing improvements. Her attention to detail and sense of urgency contributed to team efforts and improved overall Administrative Lead Time by 22 percent and ALT for large contracts by 45 percent. Proficiently skilled in obtaining resolutions for complex issues, she collaborates with Navy customers, Engineering Support Activities, Naval Air Warfare Center, Naval Supply Systems Command and her peers to develop resolutions resulting in approved processes. Blum’s commitment to the mission and dedication to her team set the standard for all other teams within DLA.

View all DLA Land and Maritime and DSCC award winners.