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Nov. 2, 2021

Disability Employment Awareness Month Program focuses on inclusion in the workplace

Listening to just the audio of then 12-year-old Christopher Duffley singing the National Anthem at a 2013 Boston Red Sox baseball game, you would think he was Harry Connick Jr., or a young Michael Jackson and not the small red-headed autistic and blind boy who was seen on the screen at the 2021 Defense Federal Community National Disability Employment Awareness Month hybrid program at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Operations Center Auditorium on Oct. 20.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA Aviation at Ogden general supply specialist selected as one of the nation’s best

During his 13-year Army career, Aaron Wessman achieved the rank of staff sergeant, served in Iraq as part of the Global War on Terrorism and received numerous awards, including the Iraq Campaign and the Army’s Commendation and Achievement medals.

Nov. 4, 2019

Finding ability beyond disabilities in the workforce

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other legislative actions before it, have helped individuals with disabilities make great strides in being considered as equals alongside their professional peers. Despite these changes in the law, changes in thinking among employers remains a challenge.

Oct. 17, 2019

Double amputee veteran perseveres with faith, humor

Retired Army Col. Gregory Gadson credits God and his military team members for the ability to forge a new path as an entrepreneur, speaker, actor and advocate for wounded warriors after an IED rendered him a double amputee.

Oct. 30, 2018

Distribution’s Multicultural Committee celebrate contributions, workers with disabilities

DLA Distribution’s Multicultural Committee recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates the Headquarters audience about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents with a panel program on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Oct. 31, 2017

Disabled Americans’ support to warfighters recognized at National Disability Awareness Month Expo

More than 500 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees visited the National Disability Awareness Month Expo and Ability One Day event Oct. 25 to celebrate this year’s national theme: “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

Nov. 3, 2016

Troop Support emphasizes inclusion during annual disability expo

About 500 DLA Troop Support employees took the opportunity to learn more about how people with disabilities support the warfighter during the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month Expo and AbilityOne Day event Oct. 26.