DLA Headquarters News

Information Operations uses variety of problem-solving tools
DLA Information Operations uses a variety of tools to improve efficiency and capabilities of the agency's technology services. Courtesy graphic
Dec. 13, 2018 - DLA Information Operations uses a variety of tools — human-centered design, agile development and continuous process improvement — to solve problems or tackle new projects. These tools share common features but differ in audience, methods, and outcomes.

Blind snack bar proprietor retires
Blind snack bar proprietor Clellan Vandevander and his wife Naomi will close Mac’s Snack Bar Dec. 28. The couple is relocating to central Florida where they have family. Photo by Irene Smith
Dec. 10, 2018 - It’s 4 a.m. and the silver urn coffee pots are percolating with hot coffee. Christmas music plays in the background. The Defense Logistics Agency police force eagerly fill their coffee cups and hail the snack shop’s 80 year old proprietor Clellan Vandevander, affectionately known as “Mac.”

Headquarters complex employees ring in the holidays
Organizers of the open house event, Deborah Reeves (second from left) and Charles Brown (far right) pose with participants of the “Ugly Sweater/Most Festively-dressed Contest.” Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Dec. 7, 2018 - McNamara Headquarters Complex employees celebrated an annual tradition at the Dec. 6 Christmas tree lighting ceremony and holiday social. Before the tree lighting ceremony, DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams hosted an agencywide open house event to encourage its employees to share talents, mingle and partake in refreshments.

Adopt-a-Family Program lets employees spread goodwill, Christmas cheer to HQC families
All McNamara Headquarters Complex employees are invited to participate in the Annual Adopt-a-Family Program.
Dec. 6, 2018 - All McNamara Headquarters Complex employees are invited to participate in the Annual Adopt-a-Family Program.

DLA Aviation News

Angels among us donate to children in need
Don Rodgers, chief, Fire and Emergency Services, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond, and Amy Clement, chief, Public Affairs Office, DLA Aviation, spread holiday cheer at the fire department on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, during the Angel Tree drop-off Dec. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Photo)
Dec. 14, 2018 - Mother Teresa once said, “If you cannot feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” At Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, generous employees give as much as they can by participating in the annual Angel Tree program.

DLA Distribution News

Yokosuka’s Cline named DLA Junior Enlisted NCO of the Quarter
DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carolina Cline has been selected as DLA Junior Enlisted Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2018.
Dec. 14, 2018 - DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan’s Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carolina Cline has been selected as DLA Junior Enlisted Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2018.

DLA Land and Maritime News

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.

Logistics In Action

The American Chopper of Aircraft Maintenance
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtnee Grafton, 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron metal technician, welds a piece of metal at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 9, 2018. The 380th EMXS fabrication flight is in charge of identifying and repairing aircraft structural damage.  (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
Dec. 14, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight, also known as “Fab Flight” or the “American Chopper” of aircraft maintenance at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is in charge of identifying and repairing aircraft structural damage. They fix whatever can be broken, from a metal panel off the side of a KC-10 Extender to a tiny cracked screw the size of a fingernail.

DLA Disposition Services News

Agency usable excess property sales begin in Africa
A John Deere forklift loader awaits sale at the DLA Disposition Services at Djibouti excess property yard onboard Camp Lemonnier. DLA recently completed its very first usable excess property sale on the continent of Africa.
Dec. 14, 2018 - 35 items netted almost $50,000 in continent’s first online excess property auction.

DLA Energy News

Energy employees earn DLA awards
The Defense Logistics Agency’s 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Program awards ceremony was held at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 13. During the award ceremony, a total of 43 individuals and 13 teams received 56 awards. Graphic by Kelly Forst.
Dec. 14, 2018 - Four individual Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees and several more who were part of the DLA Enterprise Hurricane Response Team were recognized for excellence during DLA’s 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Program awards ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 13.

DLA Troop Support News

NSA Philadelphia uses storytelling to celebrate American Indian heritage
Rob Aptaker, the guest speaker and American Indian storyteller, speaks to the audience during a National American Indian Heritage Month program at DLA Troop Support, Dec. 11, 2018 in Philadelphia. The program highlighted the American Indian Lenape tribe’s journey of self-governance and fighting spirit, as told by an American Indian storyteller. (U.S. Navy photo by Madeline Klebe)
Dec. 14, 2018 - Naval Support Activity Philadelphia employees celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month during a program Dec. 11.