DLA News Archive


Sept. 16, 2019

DSCR unifies employees with 9-11 Remembrance 5K Run/Walk

Somber bagpipe notes filled the air with Amazing Grace as more than 200 employees participated in the 9-11 Remembrance 5K Run/Walk at the Picnic Pavilion on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 11.

Sept. 9, 2019

Warming up to fire safety

As part of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Month campaign at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management, Richmond Fire and Emergency Services’ Fire Prevention Office is working to ensure everyone is aware of the risks associated with using candles, kerosene heaters, and home-use generators during and after disaster-related events.

Sept. 3, 2019

National Preparedness Fair at DSCR

In observance of National Preparedness Month, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Fire Prevention, Security and Emergency Services will host a Preparedness Fair Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Building 46 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

Aug. 30, 2019

Service at first sight: Captain helps guide dog stay in shape

Bernard Werwie, Jr., an acquisition specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, is rarely without his guide dog, Herman. The helpful canine is Werwie’s eyes around Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, and just about everywhere else Werwie wants to travel. But recent physical ailments suffered by Werwie also threatened to sideline his walking partner. Until the employees of Bldg. 33, H Bay stepped in to lend a hand — and a few feet, as well.

July 29, 2019

The Heat Is On: How to keep your cool when the summer temps rise

When the temperature rises, someone inevitably falls victim to a heat-related illness. But there are ways to prevent and treat illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

May 30, 2019

Low-key elk transfer brings high expectations of success

Nearly 20 years ago, male and female elk from the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia’s herd took on the honorable task of helping repopulate captive herds throughout the Commonwealth. “Historically, our elk helped populate the elk displays at various Virginia wildlife parks,” said Jimmy Parrish, chief, Environmental Management Division, DLA Installation Management Richmond.

May 24, 2019

Emergency responder shares career field changes over 28 years at DSCR

My name is Ed Rust. I’m a firefighter, emergency medical technician-paramedic and hazardous materials technician with Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. May 2019 marks 28 years since I started working here — literally half my life.

May 23, 2019

National EMS Week Spotlight: Kyle Thomas

According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website, in 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession and practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net. EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum.

May 23, 2019

Hurry holds last town hall in Richmond

Richmond employees gathered for a town hall hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry May 16, in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. She recognized employees for their outstanding work and comically made the distinction of which military service won the most service awards.

May 21, 2019

Emergency 9-1-1 Campaign: What everyone should know

Defense Logistics Agency Richmond Fire and Emergency Services Division will kick off its 2019 Emergency 9-1-1 campaign May 20 and it will run through May 24. This year’s theme is “What Everyone Should Know About 9-1-1.” It’s an effort to educate the Defense Supply Center Richmond community about the Enhanced 9-1-1 system, which routes an emergency call to the appropriate 911 answering point for the caller's location and automatically displays the caller's phone number and address.