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DLA Land and Maritime awards millions to Ohio small businesses in first half of fiscal year
July 5, 2018 - The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime awarded nearly $78.5 million to Ohio small businesses in the first half of this fiscal year ending March 31st. This number includes more than $29.5 million in award dollars to small businesses in the Columbus region. The majority of dollars were awarded to small businesses in the manufacturing sector, with the following areas receiving the most award dollars: General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Transmission and Power Train Parts Manufacturing, Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing and Industrial Valve Manufacturing.

Logistics center welcomes new leader, Skubic gains second star
Rear Adm. John Palmer took command of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Supply Center Columbus in a ceremony June 27 at the installation. In the military custom, Palmer accepted the organizational flag from DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, who presided over the ceremony. Palmer succeeds Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic, who will next serve as the Chief of the Navy's Supply Corps and commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
June 27, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Supply Center Columbus bid farewell to Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic and welcomed Rear Adm. John Palmer during a change of command ceremony June 27 on base.


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Public Affairs Office: DLA Land and Maritime Headquarters (BLDG 20) Columbus, Ohio
Office Phone:   614-692-2328
Public Affairs Officer:  Michael L. Jones   614-692-2502