DLA News Archive

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May 19, 2021

Caring, trustworthy leader receives recognition

Damon Heemstra, the chief, of the Planning and Support Division in the Customer Operations Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award for the month of March 2021.

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 12, 2021

Airmen show unit cohesion by wearing new DLA Aviation unit patch

On April 1, the Air Force switched its airmen’s everyday uniform from airman battle uniforms to operational camouflage pattern uniforms. As a sign of unity, airmen assigned to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation designed a DLA Aviation unit patch that they will begin wearing on their new OCPs in mid-May.  

April 29, 2021

DLA director meets Richmond-based employees, praises commitment to mission

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic visited Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, April 16 for the first time since she became director of the enterprise in July. She previously headed supplier operations for DLA Aviation from August 2008 to August 2011.

April 12, 2021

DLA increases map production cycle, ensures safety in aircraft navigation

Maps guide us where we need to go, but they are only as current as their last update. For many years, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Distribution distributed updated map products to customers on a 168-day production cycle. That changed in February when the Federal Aviation Administration determined that timeline was too long and could lead to safety issues in aeronautical navigation.

April 8, 2021

DLA Aviation awards engineering services order to improve B-1 bomber radar support

Procurement Operations for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden, Utah, awarded a $2.6 million engineering services order expanding support to the Air Force’s B-1 System Program Office.

April 6, 2021

New DLA Strategic Plan outlines goals for 2021-2026

Building tailored logistics solutions that support military readiness and fostering a whole-of-government approach to national security are among top priorities in the Defense Logistics Agency’s new 2021-2026 Strategic Plan. 

March 4, 2021

DLA, Navy project increases sustainable aircraft disinfectants

Working with Naval Air Systems Command’s Materials Engineering Division, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation invested in a sustainable aircraft disinfectant project in May 2019 that resulted in DLA offering seven new products to meet Navy needs.