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Memorial Day a time to remember heritage, history, heroes
This Memorial Day, Defense Logistics Agency employees and their fellow Americans will honor the sacrifices of those who lost their lives in service.
May 24, 2018 - This Memorial Day, Defense Logistics Agency employees and their fellow Americans will honor the sacrifices of those who lost their lives in service.

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Summer in the city: Exploring Columbus for an active life
Families explore one of the 353 Central Ohio parks that are perfect for walking, running, cycling and just taking in the great outdoors.
May 23, 2018 - The arrival of summer sparks a passion with the outdoors, especially after the elongated winter that overstayed its welcome this year. Getting out and enjoying the weather couldn’t be easier. Here’s a look at how to get active around Columbus to include activities and events that are affordable or better yet, free.

Commentary: Kevin Zantt exemplifies DLA Culture of Caring
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Associate Kevin Zantt truly exhibits the DLA Culture of caring about people. May 14 the associate alerted the cafeteria associates that he found $20 and would like to get it back to the owner. Two days later with the help of the cafeteria associates, he was able to make Linda Thomas’ day and returned her money.
May 22, 2018 - One of the most awesome things happened to me May 16. On May 14, I went to the cafeteria. When I got to the register to pay for my lunch, I only had $5 in my hand; mind you I came into the cafeteria with $25. I was upset about losing $20 but just chalked it up as a lost.

National EMS Week 2018 celebrated at DSCC
May 20, 2018 - This year's theme: "EMS Strong: Stronger Together" is a reminder that Emergency Medical Technicians and paramedics remain committed to the tough work that requires passion, purpose and heart to carry out well every day, often in difficult circumstances. This year, each day has a unique theme highlighting EMS Strong: Stronger Together.

Operation Cookie Drop
The Defense Supply Center Columbus Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s 2018 Operation Cookie Drop distributed nearly 800 cases of cookies donated by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland to more than 3,100 service members from 19 units.
May 18, 2018 - The Defense Supply Center Columbus Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s 2018 Operation Cookie Drop distributed nearly 800 cases of cookies donated by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland to more than 3,100 service members from 19 units (platoon, company, battalion and brigade level) in Central Ohio.

A close call for a DLA Land and Maritime associate
Rear Adm. Skubic presents People and Culture Directorate associate Christie Ratcliff with a Commander Coin. Ratcliff took quick action in getting medical attention as her coworker experienced anaphylactic shock at her desk April 11.
May 14, 2018 - What would you do if you knew today was your last day alive? Going to work would likely not be on the top of your list. Brenda Minnema, a management and program analyst for the People and Culture Directorate at DLA Land and Maritime, almost experienced just that April 11.

Century of support celebrated at Central Ohio Supply Center
Motts Military Museum provided a special exhibit of military vehicles and war artifacts to celebrate the Defense Supply Center Columbus centennial anniversary May 4. The Central Ohio installation has its roots in the early days of World War I. Today, DSCC supports service men and women serving in locations throughout the world.
May 11, 2018 - The Defense Supply Center Columbus marked 100 years of continuous military logistics support during a May 4 ceremony at the Central Ohio installation.

Palmer named next commander of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced today that Navy Rear Adm. John T. Palmer has been selected to serve as the next commander of DLA Land and Maritime.
May 10, 2018 - Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced today that Navy Rear Adm. John T. Palmer has been selected to serve as the next commander of DLA Land and Maritime. A change of command ceremony is being coordinated for late June 2018.