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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.

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NASA engineer talks culture, resilience at annual Native American heritage celebration
Dec. 7, 2018 - An aerospace engineer and Haudenosaunee tribal member headlined the Defense Federal Community’s Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Veterans serving veterans, giving thanks across military generations
Members of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s military family supported the Columbus Veteran Affairs annual Thanksgiving feast for area veterans. The event was held at the American Legion Post 144 on South High Street Nov. 16. They spent three hours with local veterans, serving their meals and sharing in stories from past and present service.
Nov. 30, 2018 - Many Americans gathered with family and friends to give thanks last week; however, members of the DLA Land and Maritime family met with another family to give thanks this season – veterans. The 13-member group of active duty and retired service members led by the Joint Reserve Force supported the Columbus VA annual Thanksgiving feast for area veterans. The event was held at the American Legion Post 144 on South High Street Nov. 16.

Commander hosts town hall, recognizes award winners
The Engineering and Technical Support Directorate’s Product Verification Program Division was recognized during a town hall Nov. 15 hosted by Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. The team received the DLA Director’s Strategic Goal Award for their efforts in the Always Accountable goal area for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 during the session held in the Operations Center Auditorium at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Nov. 28, 2018 - The Defense Logistics Agency’s Dynamic Operating Plan and observations from his first 100 days of command were the focus of Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer’s second town hall since taking the helm of DLA Land and Maritime.

Family service, loss themes of 2018 Marine Corps birthday celebration at DSCC
Marine Lt. Col. Kirk Greiner cuts the ceremonial cake Nov. 7 during the Defense Supply Center Columbus celebration of the Marine Corps’ 243rd birthday. Greiner currently serves as a division chief with Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Land Customer Operations.
Nov. 27, 2018 - The Marine Corps celebrated 243 years of service to the nation during a birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Nov. 7. “The U.S. Marine Corps has a long, proud history of service defending America’s liberties and ideals dating back to the foundation of our country,” said Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Deputy Commander Steve Alsup opening the program. “Through multiple conflicts, the valor and courage of the Corps has been battle-tested and proven.”

DSCC celebrates the military men and women that have served our nation
Columbus native and wounded warrior retired Army Capt. Karen Roddy-Spikes is presented a memento of appreciation by Equal Employment Office Veterans Employment Program Executive Champion Mike Gordon. Roddy-Spikes provided the keynote remarks during the 2018 Veterans Program Nov. 7 in the Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium.
Nov. 14, 2018 - Associates attended a Veterans Information Fair and special program to celebrate and honor those who have served in the US military throughout the day Nov. 7 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Land and Maritime’s Tech Council proves its worth
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Technology Council met Oct. 30 to discuss information technology updates, requirements and current initiatives with a goal of improving the IT environment for associates.
Nov. 6, 2018 - As the DLA's information technology landscape continues to evolve, the Land and Maritime Technology Council is busy keeping the workforce up-to-date as requirements for technology grow.

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Land and Maritime makes an impact in 2018

Whether locally in the Metro Columbus area or at one of our detachments, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime believes in connecting with the community and making a positive impact. This is achieved with our business practices as well as through our people – the heart of our organization.

Putting the Warfighter first, associates worked diligently throughout the year to strength logistics policies and practices. These efforts resulted in increases in contract awards, improved customer servicing efficiencies and marked achievements in material availability.

Associates also participated in agency sanctioned efforts such as the Feds Feed Families food drive and the Combined Federal Campaign workplace charity pledge campaign. In addition associates volunteered their time and services throughout the year to improve the community.

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2018 Supplier Conference
Jan. 3, 2018 - Don't miss out on the next DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference & Exposition scheduled June 19 – 20, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

Carter G. Woodson Award luncheon recognizes outstanding federal, community members
Gloria Milliner, a human resources specialist at the Defense Logistics Agency, speaks to members of the Defense Federal Community Feb. 21 during the 2018 Carter G. Woodson Award Luncheon. Milliner received the Woodson Award for her contributions to DLA training. The award recognizes significant contributions to the African American community and is named in honor of Woodson, a noted author and historian.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Equal Employment Opportunity office hosted an award luncheon Feb. 21 at Defense Supply Center Columbus to recognize notable contributions to the African American community.

Land and Maritime adds Acquisition Executive, promotes to Senior Executive Service rank
Navy Rear Admiral Michelle Skubic, DLA Land and Maritime commander, leads Mark Brown through the recitation of the Oath of Office during his induction into the Senior Executive Service during a March 8 ceremony in Columbus, Ohio.
March 16, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime selected Mark A. Brown to fill its Acquisition Executive position and inducted him into the Senior Executive Services rank in a March 9 ceremony at the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Operations Center’s auditorium. The event was officiated by Land and Maritime’s Commander, Navy Rear Admiral Michelle Skubic.