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Nov. 18, 2021

Teambuilding event allows DLA Aviation employees to “Feed More” of the community’s school-aged children

On a normal day, the contract and product specialists assigned to the Engines and Airframes Division I within the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate are knee deep getting spare aviation items on contract and delivered to our warfighters. Whether it’s awarding purchase and delivery orders or responding to referrals and coordinating on product quality deficiency reports, the team is typically hard at work supporting the agency’s mission.

July 12, 2021

April Employee of the Month Award recipients achieve excellence in process improvement

Hiccups in distribution and material orders are no match for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s April Employee of the Month Award recipients. With their out-of-the-box strategies and dogged determination, Timothy Beveridge and Leslie Stanley are standout contributors to their respective lines of business. Beveridge was selected in the general schedule (GS) 10-13 category and Stanley was selected in the GS 1-9 category.

June 16, 2021

From a Challenging Year to Unprecedented Opportunities. DLA Aviation virtual Industry Day conference draws record attendance

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation hosted a two-day Industry Day Virtual Conference utilizing the Zoom.gov platform, June 8-9. The theme for this year’s event was “From a challenging year to unprecedented opportunities … Opening the door to virtual accessibility.”

May 17, 2021

Agile acquisition response keeps C-130s in the air

Resolving aircraft safety issues is a time-sensitive mission affecting a number of agencies, and when a critical part was needed to repair C-130 Hercules aircraft, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation collaborated with other groups to ensure parts were available six weeks ahead of schedule.

May 20, 2020

Multi-party communication resolves delay in contracts

Warfighter success depends on efficient teams and when one Defense Logistics Agency Aviation team experienced process delays, they set out to correct the issue in January and get things moving again.

May 8, 2020

DLA PaCE Program celebrates 20 years of excellence

Over the last three weeks, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs has run a series of stories spotlighting the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program and the experiences of those who are just beginning the program, those halfway through and those who have successfully graduated. Today, we conclude the series profiling two recent graduates who came up through the program together: Jennifer Williams, contracting specialist, Aviation Engines and Airframes Division and Andrew Collins, acquisitions specialist, Joint Commodities Division, both within the Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation.

April 24, 2020

DLA PaCE Program bringing in the best of the best in quest for superior support to the nation’s warfighters

Over the next three weeks, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs will run a series of stories profiling the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program and the experiences of those who are just beginning the program, those halfway through and those who have successfully graduated. Today, we spotlight Robert Sparks, product specialist, Nuclear Division, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate. He has been in the program for a little more than four months.

April 7, 2020

Employee created boards help visualize warfighter support goals

A few months ago, Daniele Kurze, director, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, came up with a creative way of sustaining, as well as improving on the directorate’s already outstanding support to the nation’s warfighters.