DLA Headquarters News

Armless musician inspires HQC employees to see beyond disabilities
George Dennehy describes growing up without arms to McNamara Headquarter Complex employees during a National Disability Employment Awareness Month observance Oct. 17. Photo by Phil Prater
Oct. 18, 2018 - Born with no arms, George Dennehy sings and plays guitar with his toes during a National Disability Employment Awareness Month observance.

Agency software consolidation, cloud migration save costs, boost warfighter support
By reducing and consolidating the number of software programs used by the agency, DLA Information Operations is helping cut costs, boost security and provide truly mobile worldwide warfighter support. Graphic by Paul Crank.
Oct. 16, 2018 - The effort to update, consolidate and standardize software across the Defense Logistics Agency, known as “application rationalization,” is helping the agency improve cybersecurity, lower costs and streamline its operating environments.

Navy birthday celebration unites leaders, shipmates
DLA Land and Maritime Commander Rear Adm. John Palmer addresses the audience as officers and sailors stand in formation along the staircase leading into the McNamara Headquarters Complex cafeteria during the Navy’s 243rd birthday celebration. Photo by Teodora Mocanu.
Oct. 15, 2018 - McNamara Headquarters Complex tenant organizations celebrated the Navy's 243rd birthday Oct. 11.

Visit to site of key World War I victory prompts reflection, appreciation
DLA Europe and Africa employees and guests visited the St. Mihiel American Cemetery, whose grounds are planted with fields of poppies. From left: Del Miltenberger, Tami Dinan, Rob Dinan, Mike Wolskey, Joe Caire, Jim White, Rhonda Johns, Ron Johns (Courtesy photo)
Oct. 12, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018, marks not only Veterans Day but also the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Members of the DLA Europe and Africa Enterprise team recently visited the sites of the St. Mihiel Offensive — a key moment in the history of Europe and of the U.S. Army.

DLA Aviation News

Students graduate from PACE Program Oct. 10
Graduates from Defense Logistics Agency’s Pathways to Career Excellence Program gather for a class photo on graduation day Oct. 10, 2018, in front of the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.
Oct. 17, 2018 - Friends, family and co-workers gathered Oct. 10 in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate the graduation of approximately 100 students from the Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Program.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Chief of Staff visits Distribution Headquarters, tours the installation and EDC
U.S. Army Col. James M. Callis, II, commander, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, gives DLA Chief of Staff, Kristin K. French, a guided tour through the Eastern Distribution Center, Oct. 9.
Oct. 18, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Chief of Staff, Kristin K. French, visited DLA Distribution headquarters October 9 where she met and spoke with Distribution leadership, installation personnel, and toured the installation and Eastern Distribution Center.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Fire Prevention Week: Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
Defense Logistics Agency Columbus Fire and Emergency Services hosted an open house at the fire station Oct. 9.  The open house was open to everyone on the installation and allowed those who work on or are visiting the installation the ability to see the equipment and capabilities of FES.  A wide variety of tools and equipment were on display.  Visitors were able to look at the fire trucks, try on gear and handle various tools used by FES members on a daily basis.  FES personnel also helped spread the message of fire prevention week to those who stopped by.
Oct. 17, 2018 - Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 7 - 13. It was first established in 1922. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge issued the first proclamation for fire prevention week, making it a national observance. DLA Columbus Fire and Emergency Services recognizes the importance of fire prevention and fire safety education. FES holds several specialized events each year during fire prevention week.

Logistics In Action

Coolest job in the Air Force, in a manner of speaking
Airman 1st Class Molly Michael and Tech. Sgt. Ben Jonkman, both A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chiefs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., service A-10s with liquid oxygen at Selfridge, Oct. 14, 2018. Michael recently completed her initial technical training and Jonkman was supervising her on-the-job training.
Oct. 15, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Oxygen begins to boil at -297 degrees Fahrenheit and will freeze at around -361 degrees Fahrenheit — in between these two temperatures you have oxygen in liquid form. Handling liquid oxygen, also known as LOX, can be very dangerous and is done on a daily basis by the crew chiefs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

DLA Disposition Services News

Eliminating the plague of excess at Fort Hood
Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II, the III Corps and Fort Hood commander, holds a tag during the Fort Hood Clean Sweep Surge Event while explaining that he was a senior at Montana State University when a chemical detector passed its most recent readiness inspection on December 13, 1983.
Oct. 17, 2018 - A Fort Hood Clean Sweep Surge Event included an interagency team of personnel from Fort Hood Recycle, the Fort Hood Landfill, and DLA Disposition Services.

DLA Energy News

Fueling hurricane recovery efforts
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Task Force Americas team at Maxwell Air Force Base Incident Support Base in support of Hurricane Michael relief efforts. Pictured left to right: Paul Lanier and Tony Johnson from DLA Information Operations, FEMA Fuels Officer Daniel Green, DLA Energy Americas Quality Assurance Representative Air Force Master Sgt. Jeff Sabo, DLA Energy Americas Operations Officer Air Force Maj. Charles Morton, DLA Energy Americas Customer Account Specialist Chief Warrant Officer 2 Melissa Rodriguez, DLA Energy Americas Supply Planner Larry Lewis. Photo courtesy of DLA Energy Task Force Americas.
Oct. 18, 2018 - Heavy rains, flooding and severe damages haven’t stopped DLA Energy from providing fuel to hurricane response and recovery efforts after two major hurricanes, Florence and Michael, struck the nation over the past two months. In support of the FEMA, Task Force Americas has moved from staging area to staging area prepositioning personnel and fuel for quick deployment to hurricane ravaged areas.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support’s Joint Reserve Force meets with commander at inaugural town hall event
DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly addresses the Joint Reserve Force at Troop Support's first JRF town hall event Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. Simerly held the event to hear from and engage with the reservists. Photo by John Dwyer III.
Oct. 16, 2018 - Reservists assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support were recognized for their role in