DLA News Archive

Tag: Air Force birthday

Sept. 21, 2022

DLA Land and Maritime looks to the future while recognizing 75 years of Air Force achievement

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gail Atkins and members of her leadership team hosted the U.S. Air Force 75th birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Mission Park Pavilion Sept. 16, to recognize the historical achievements and highlight the future of the service.

Sept. 20, 2022

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees mark Air Force’s 75th birthday

Employees at the McNamara Headquarters Complex celebrated the Air Force’s 75th birthday during a ceremony in the auditorium Sept. 16.

Sept. 14, 2021

Celebrating 74 years of airpower

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated 74 years of airpower with a cake cutting celebration in honor of the U.S. Air Force birthday Sept. 14 in Philadelphia.

Sept. 18, 2020

DLA Europe & Africa celebrates Air Force's 73rd birthday

Service members and civilians with DLA Europe & Africa celebrated the Air Force’s 73rd birthday Sept. 18.

Sept. 27, 2018

DSCC hosts Air Force’s 71st birthday celebration, Airmen honored for service

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Airmen, former Airmen and associates gathered in the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Operations Center auditorium Sept. 21 to celebrate the Air Force’s 71st birthday.

Sept. 21, 2018

DLA celebrates the Air Force’s 71st birthday!

Airmen and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees celebrated the Air Force’s 71st birthday Sept. 18, with a ceremony at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Air Force Commander Col. Terrence Kilgore, 345th Training Squadron, Fort Lee, Virginia, was the guest speaker. In his speech, he highlighted the Air Force’s 71st birthday theme: “American Airman … Wingman, Leader, Warrior.” He called the theme befitting for a service that encompasses all three character traits.

Sept. 13, 2018

Air Force marks 71st birthday with themes of trust, commitment

Flying blades, a brass band and remarks from a three-star Air Force deputy chief of staff marked the 71st birthday of the Air Force at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Sept. 12.

Sept. 26, 2016

Air Force celebrates 69 years of flying high into the wild blue yonder

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseball color barrier, the United Nations voted in favor of the creation of an Independent Jewish State of Israel, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union began, and President Harry S. Truman signed The National Security Act of 1947, creating both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of the Air Force.

Sept. 20, 2016

Distribution headquarters celebrates Air Force birthday

DLA Distribution headquarters employees gathered to celebrate the 69th birthday of the U.S. Air Force and to recognize two of DLA Distribution's Air Force Reserve employees Sept. 16.

Sept. 15, 2015

McNamara Headquarters Complex celebrates Air Force’s 68th birthday

From the Wright brothers’ first 120-foot glide in the first powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to Neil Armstrong’s monumental first steps on the moon, a lot can change in 68 years, an Air Force deputy chief information officer said Sept. 10 during the service’s birthday celebration at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.