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March 18, 2022

Bellwood elk pass annual inspection with flying colors

The elk roaming freely within designated pastures on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, were given a clean bill of health by the Commonwealth of Virginia during their annual inspection March 16.

March 10, 2022

DLA employees honored in Defense Logistics Agency’s 54th Annual Employee Recognition Awards video

The Defense Logistics Agency released a video March 10 in recognition of its 54th Annual Employee Recognition Award Program for 2021. The awards recognize leadership and hard work in support of the agency’s mission in 13 categories.

March 7, 2022

Grieving mothers find strength from family, friends and DLA Employee Assistance Program

In the mid-1980’s, the late pop icon Prince recorded a song for the Under the Cherry Moon soundtrack titled Sometimes it Snows in April. In it, he laments “Sometimes I wish that life was never ending, but all good things they say, never last.” It’s an emotion Gail Gillus, a supervisory program analyst within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Command Support Directorate’s Resource Management Division at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, has experienced for the past five months.

Feb. 28, 2022

December employees of the month recognized for exemplary work performance

Trang Ho Nguyen, an inventory management specialist in the Materiel Management Division of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Christina Nelson, a customer support specialist lead in the Materiel Management Division of DLA Aviation at Jacksonville, Florida, were both named DLA Aviation Employees of the Month for December 2021.

Feb. 25, 2022

DLA employees focus on health issues during Black History Month

More than 40 Defense Logistics Aviation employees attended a virtual seminar on health and wellness Feb. 23 hosted by DLA Aviation’s supplier operations directorates and the activity’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office.

Feb. 22, 2022

Black History Month Spotlight: DLA Chief of Staff Eric Smith

DLA Chief of Staff Eric Smith shares his experience growing up in the segregated south and encourages employees to work toward collective solutions to enduring inequalities.

Feb. 17, 2022

Black History Month Spotlight: Gloria Edward

Gloria Edwards, DLA Research & Development’s Subsistence Network program manager, has found a meaningful mission and supportive team at the agency.

Feb. 10, 2022

Medical supply chain sweeps DLA Troop Support annual awards

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical team is walking a little taller after sweeping the organization’s three major annual award categories in recognition of their support to the nation in 2021. The awards recognized Thomas Heleniak, Medical Tailored Vendor Logistics Specialist, as Employee of the Year; the Operation Allies Welcome/Refuge group as Team of the Year; and Nora Steigerwalt, director of Customer Operations, as the Supervisor of the Year.

Feb. 9, 2022

Kind and caring leader awarded DLA Aviation November Leadership Award

Oscar Moore , was awarded the DLA Aviation Leadership Award for November 2021. Moore is a supervisory inventory management specialist in the Component/Indirect Material Planning and Support Branch at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Feb. 7, 2022

November Employee of the Month awardees show commitment to excellence

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation selected Robert Redmond and Richard Bullock as its November Employee of the Month awardees, recognizing them for their commitment to excellence.