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Beware of phishing attempts in guise of disaster aid requests, officials urge
A few simple steps before you click to donate can keep you from falling prey to scams posing as relief organizations. Graphic courtesy DLA Info Operations
Sept. 24, 2018 - As the North and South Carolina coasts recover from damage caused by Hurricane Florence, local and national relief organizations will be soliciting donations from the public to help rebuild. Unfortunately, with an increase in legitimate solicitations come attempts by nefarious individuals and groups asking for money.

DLA Aviation News

DLA celebrates the Air Force’s 71st birthday!
Air Force Col. John Waggoner, director, Customer Operations, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and Air Force Staff Sgt. Sabrina Cayetano, Military personnel Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Manpower Support Branch, Command Support Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, cut the cake celebrating the Air Force’s 71st birthday as the oldest and youngest Air Force members at the celebration. This year’s birthday theme is “American Airman … Wingman, Leader, Warrior.” The celebration took place in the old Center Restaurant on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Sept.18, 2018. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Sept. 21, 2018 - Airmen and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees celebrated the Air Force’s 71st birthday Sept. 18, with a ceremony at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Air Force Commander Col. Terrence Kilgore, 345th Training Squadron, Fort Lee, Virginia, was the guest speaker. In his speech, he highlighted the Air Force’s 71st birthday theme: “American Airman … Wingman, Leader, Warrior.” He called the theme befitting for a service that encompasses all three character traits.

It’s never too late to prepare for extreme weather
Understanding Hundred-Year Floods
Contrary to popular belief, a “hundred-year flood” is not a flood event that only happens once every 100 years. The measurement, according to FEMA, is not made by years. Flood zones that have been termed as “100-year” zones are actually designated as areas with a one percent chance of a flood happening in any given year. In this case, a hundred-year flood could happen this year, and again next year. (Courtesy Graphic)
Sept. 20, 2018 - The signs of autumn are more than turning leaves and crisp air: Virginians remain at risk for flooding related to tornadoes and tropical storms through November, and tornadoes are just as likely to wreak havoc in the fall as they are any other time of year. September is National Preparedness Month and there’s no time like the present to assess your ability to weather severe flooding and tornadoes.

Emergency plans at home and work
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, there are three levels of effective emergency planning; strategic, operational and tactical.
Sept. 18, 2018 - Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the United States. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the month-long campaign encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.

National preparedness month exposition on DSCR
Those who work on Defense Supply Center Richmond learned how to improve their personal preparedness in the workplace, at home or in public locations during a National Preparedness Month exposition held in the new Center Restaurant Sept. 13, 2018. The employees were also able to learn how to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural, manmade disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
Sept. 18, 2018 - In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond’s Security and Emergency Services hosted a preparedness exposition in the new Center Restaurant Sept. 13, Defense Supply Center Richmond.

Shelter in place awareness could save lives during a CBRNE incident
Sept. 14, 2018 - September is National Preparedness Month. One of the warnings you may be given if chemical, biological, nuclear or high explosives (CBRNE) are released into the atmosphere is to shelter in place (SIP).