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Nov. 29, 2021

Tribute to heroes display honors DLA employees lost, injured in war on terror

A new Tribute to DLA Heroes display honors one current and three former employees who were injured or killed in the war on terror.

Oct. 19, 2021

A new leash on life

A dog is said to be “a man’s best friend,” but for this DLA Energy employee a dog is much more. Jason Searls and his service dog, Hawkeye, are working together to heal deep emotional wounds.

June 26, 2019

Understanding PTSD focus of seminar

DLA Land and Maritime EAP Manager Drew Henderson hosted a seminar on Understanding PTSD for associates June 25 in the Buckeye Room at DSCC. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault.

March 13, 2019

Employee wellness program offers support, guidance

Defense Logistics Agency employees often hear about work-life balance, but may not be aware of the Employee Assistance Program, an agency-paid, confidential resource available to all DLA civilian employees and their family members.

June 27, 2017

Stand up for those with PTSD, yourself included

At least half of all Americans will experience a trauma at some point in their lives, which can lead to PTSD. But treatment and counseling are widely available and often free of charge.

May 10, 2017

It’s okay to answer Question 21

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a good time to bring up question 21 on the Questionnaire for National Security Positions, the SF-86 form one completes for every security clearance, whether initial or renewal.

Oct. 21, 2016

Educator, therapist explains hidden disabilities

Many disabilities are not obvious to others but are just as life-changing, according to a psychologist, pastor and former professor in a presentation to DLA leaders and employees recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Oct. 12, 2016

Speaker shares advice for living with disability, working with disabled coworkers

A manager from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services shared her agency’s advice on what to do if you become disabled and offered tips for interacting courteously with people who have disabilities, in an Oct. 11 presentation at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Aug. 29, 2016

Chaplain talks life after combat during PTSD workshop

A Pennsylvania Army National Guard chaplain spoke to Troop Support employees to help them better understand PTSD during a workshop Aug. 25. “I think everyone who has been to combat comes back different,” said Lt. Col. Douglas Etter.