DLA News Archive


Oct. 19, 2022

DLA assists in the search for MIA personnel

DLA partners with the DPAA office in the search for service members missing in action around the world.

Sept. 18, 2019

DLA Distribution holds Patriot Day Remembrance and POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, Sept. 11, marked 18 years since the terrorist attacks and the employees of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution turned out to pause and remember with a special guest speaker. “It was a beautiful day,” said Col. (Ret.) Paul Abel, director, DLA Distribution J4, future operations. “I remember looking out the window. I used to tell my

Sept. 24, 2018

DPAA official talks challenges, progress in accounting for America’s missing

The Defense Federal Community commemorated Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Sept. 21 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Since 1986, the third Friday in September is set aside to remember those taken prisoner or reported missing in America’s conflicts. This year’s featured speaker was Jack Kull, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Strategic Coordinator for Southeast Asia.

Sept. 5, 2018

2018 POW/MIA Event

Defense Supply Center Columbus is hosting a POW/MIA event in the Operations Center Auditorium Sept. 21. Guest speaker Strategic International Coordinator (Southeast Asia) at the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency Jack Kull will speak on current operations in Asia and around the world. He will also show a video explaining more about DPAA.

Nov. 9, 2017

DLA Distribution honors POW/MIA with Missing Man Table

In honor of America’s Missing in Action and Prisoners of War, DLA Distribution hosted a Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony. The ceremony, held Sept. 28 at DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, served to remind attendees that those missing are still present in spirit.

Sept. 29, 2017

September auditorium streaming events archive

Missed an event in the Auditorium in September? No worries - view the archive of videos. The video archive is CAC enabled and restricted to DLA associates.

Sept. 25, 2017

Son of MIA recounts search for answers during DSCC’s annual observance

Rick Buell was in kindergarten when his father went missing Sept. 17, 1972. An experienced naval aviator and married father of two, 33-year-old U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth “Ken” Buell, was several months into his Vietnam tour as a bombardier navigator flying above North Vietnamese territory. Years later, search teams discovered aircraft wreckage and the remains of U.S. Navy Cmdr. Verne Donnelly – its pilot and only other occupant – but Ken Buell was never found.

Sept. 23, 2016

POW/MIA remembrance ceremony held at DSCC

Defense Supply Center Columbus held a solemn yet heartfelt ceremony Sept. 16 inside the Building 20 auditorium in honor of POW/MIA day.From poignant videos, a moment of silence, and a toast in remembrance of those missing in action decades earlier, the observance focused on our responsibility as a nation to those who served our country in uniform

Sept. 16, 2016

Former POW survived by following code of conduct

Nothing meant more in captivity than seeing the American flag, a former prisoner of war said about his experience during a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony Sept.15 at NSA Philadelphia.

Oct. 8, 2015

Land and Maritime's POW/MIA ceremony honors service members, family sacrifices

On a day that America has historically recognized the heroic efforts of its military service members DLA Land and Maritime hosted its 2015 POW/MIA Commemoration Ceremony in the Building 20 Auditorium with more than 300 people in attendance.Originally observed in July 1979, POW/MIA recognition day was moved to the third Friday of September in 1986