DLA News Archive

Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

Jan. 29, 2020

MLK legacy celebrated at National Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral welcomed the family and supporters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19 to commemorate his legacy and remind the nation of the struggles that continue as individuals and communities fight for equality under the law.

Jan. 24, 2020

Leadership, activism theme MLK observance

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a birthday observance event Jan. 23 in Philadelphia.

Jan. 17, 2020

DLA Distribution Commanding Officer's Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday message

The national recurring theme of this holiday is “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On ... Not A Day Off.”

Jan. 16, 2019

Actions to help others should be focus of Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, says nephew

Isaac Newton Farris Jr. remembers the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “Uncle M.L.,” his mother’s lighthearted younger brother, fond of bike rides and pranks. He also remembers two major themes his uncle would advocate for just as strongly today, he told an audience Jan. 16 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Feb. 2, 2018

Civil rights leader speaks at MLK Day of Service

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation welcomed civil rights leader Lonnie King Jr., as the honored guest at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service presentation Jan. 30. Co-sponsored by DLA Aviation’s Procurement Process Support Directorate and Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, King’s presentation drew nearly 350 attendees to the Frank Lotts Conference Center at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

Jan. 19, 2018

DLA Troop Support employees encouraged to honor MLK legacy through service

Attendees were encouraged to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service in their community and action against injustice during a program honoring King Jan. 16 at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia.

Jan. 25, 2017

‘A day on… Not a day off’: Distribution Headquarters celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DLA Distribution Headquarters celebrated Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s., legacy during the inaugural program hosted by the new DLA Distribution Multicultural Committee on Jan. 19.

Feb. 8, 2016

Japan distribution center empowers workforce through culture improvements

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, is a unique workforce that supports U.S. forces in the region, but is largely made up of local national employees. To help improve communication and empowerment of these employees, the distribution center established a Command Culture Center of Excellence and Diversity Inclusion Committee, responsible for addressing the constant change and modification that improving culture requires.