DLA News Archive

Tag: Black History Month

Feb. 28, 2024

DLA senior enlisted adviser highlights Black history, shares goals

Command Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer describes his ambitions as DLA's top enlisted leader and recounts watching his dad adjust to life after the Vietnam War, when Black veterans were often denied VA benefits and struggled to find jobs.

Feb. 20, 2024

R&D Black History Month Spotlight: Miesha Spann

Growing up in Oneonta, Ala., Defense Logistics Agency employee Miesha Spann developed a passion for logistics and service working in her parent’s restaurant, O’ So Good BBQ. Observing what it took to properly run a business prepared her for a career in the federal workforce.

Feb. 12, 2024

DLA Distribution Commander delivers Black History Month message

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Grafton D. Chase, commander, DLA Distribution delivers his Black History Month message to the workforce.

Feb. 28, 2023

Black History Month Spotlight: Theodore “Ted” Jones Jr.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. ​In this spotlight of a DLA Energy employee, we honor Ted Jones’ 33-year career at DLA and his contributions both in the workplace and community.

Feb. 17, 2023

‘Reach back and bring others,’ Black History Month and beyond

From celebrating Black History as an intern at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, to making history as a first Black woman deputy commander, Kishayra J. Lambert reflects the values she holds of unsung African American leaders.

Feb. 17, 2023

Exhibit celebrates Black History Month

The lives and accomplishments of Black war heroes, politicians, poets, inventors, athletes, entertainers and more were celebrated during a Black History Month commemoration Feb. 16 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium and gallery.

Feb. 8, 2023

Black History Month Spotlight: Dwight Deneal, director of DLA’s Office of Small Business Programs

Dwight Deneal, director of Defense Logistics Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs, reflects on his life as an African American man during Black History Month.

Feb. 7, 2023

Black History Month Employee Spotlight: Da'Laine Simpson

In honor of Black History Month, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution spotlights Da’Laine Simpson, a distribution process worker at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

Feb. 6, 2023

DLA Distribution Commander delivers Black History Month message

Navy Rear Adm. Grafton P. Chase, Commander, DLA Distribution, delivers his remarks on Black History Month.

Feb. 1, 2023

African American female trailblazer retires with 40 years of federal service

An African America trailblazer who touched many lives, Regina Gray, worked her way up the ranks at DLA Energy for the past 40 years.