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May 20, 2022

Supply technician shares a personal connection to DSCR aircraft

When David Buonconsiglio began his job as a supply technician for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution at Richmond, Virginia, on Defense Supply Center Richmond two months ago, it didn’t take him long to get reacquainted with a memory from his past.

May 6, 2022

DLA Distribution San Diego hosts director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California, hosted U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Dion D. English, director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at the center April 15.

Nov. 12, 2020

DLA Aviation instrumental in keeping Navy aircraft safely secured during rough sea operations

It takes skills and nerves of ice for a Navy pilot to take off and land an aircraft on a ship’s flight deck, essentially a miniature airfield, that is pitching, rolling and yawing in rough seas which these ships operate in. This feat poses a whole different set of challenges for helicopter pilots when they are called upon to meticulously hover over and securely set the bird down on a much smaller landing area of a destroyer, vice the almost four football field length of an aircraft carrier.

Oct. 14, 2020

Navy celebrates 245 years of victories at sea

On this day, way back in 1775, the Continental Congress established the first American naval force, the precursor to today’s United States Navy. Now fast forward to 1972, when then Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized Oct. 13 to be recognized as the official birthday of the U.S. Navy as a celebration “to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.”

Sept. 23, 2020

Virtual inspections providing “eyes on” support to the Navy fleet

Months of preparation, training and planning goes into readying Navy vessels for overseas deployments. The slightest delays can alter their schedules.

June 17, 2020

All hail Ceaser! DLA Aviation Jacksonville gets new leader

Navy Cmdr. Curtis Ceaser took over as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation - Jacksonville, Florida during a virtual change of command ceremony on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, June 15. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford officiated the ceremony virtually from Washington, D.C., where he is currently on a special assignment as the deputy director of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Sept. 7, 2018

Spotlight On: DDNV support to 2018 Pacer Goose Sustainment

Pacer Goose Sustainment is the Air Force's annual re-supply mission for Thule Air Base in Greenland. This mission is the only time during the year where Thule Air Base can get their bulk items such as heavy machinery and most of their food and construction materials.

Oct. 18, 2017

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees celebrate Navy’s 242nd birthday

Sailors joining the Navy today have initiative and commitment that will make the service’s future as successful as its past, the Defense Logistics Agency’s senior enlisted leader said during a celebration of the Navy’s 242nd birthday at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Oct. 17.

Oct. 5, 2017

DLA stocks hospital ship with pharmaceuticals in support of Puerto Rico relief mission

When the USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3 to assist in humanitarian relief efforts, it was stocked with pharmaceuticals provided by Medical supply chain professionals at DLA Troop Support.