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Jan. 13, 2022

DSCC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance virtually

The Defense Federal Community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 12, with a live-streamed panel discussion sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity’s African American Employment Committee.

Nov. 4, 2021

Commentary: Beauty, Balance and Harmony in Native American traditions

The 2021 theme for Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month emphasizes the rich traditions that form the foundations of social development combined with spirituality as the life blood of a life of resilience. This narrative represents one in a series of articles celebrating Native American culture.

Oct. 29, 2021

Navy once again comes out on top at the second annual Navy Birthday COVATTA

Out of a field of 10 hand built and meticulously decorated boats, Don E’s Revenge, owned by Navy Cmdr. Eric McCandless, blew out the competition and emerged victorious, an improvement on his second place finish last year. Some of his competitors came close but he was sure it was certain modifications that thwarted all others in the field that day in the second annual COVATTA, a abridged version of the annual regatta staged at the Eagle Eye Golf Course pond pre-COVID. The COVATTA was part of the 246th Navy Birthday celebration at Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Oct. 22, 2021

Land and Maritime’s second annual leader-led ethics training an interactive affair

Ethics training is often thought of as a dry and boring requirement, but the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Legal Office livened it up a bit with an interactive hybrid event on Oct. 7 featuring a panel of Land and Maritime leaders from across the enterprise recounting ethical challenges they have faced in their careers.

Oct. 1, 2021

Longtime DSCC engineer, installation deputy retires

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management – Columbus Deputy Site Director Eddy Poprock retired Oct. 1 after 39 years at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The Lorain, Ohio, native began his federal career shortly after graduating Ohio State University when he took a developmental civil engineering job at DSCC – then known as the Defense Construction Supply Center.

Sept. 10, 2021

A Word from the Employee Assistance Program Manager

At Land and Maritime, we have an Active-Duty component, a number of Guard and Reserve personnel, and many veterans. 

March 26, 2021

DSCC Toastmasters Clubs to host joint meeting, competition March 31

The Defense Supply Center Columbus is home to three Toastmasters International Clubs and this week anyone assigned to the installation will have the opportunity to see how Toastmasters may benefit them when the three clubs host a joint meeting and competition.

March 26, 2021

Defense Supply Center Columbus celebrates Women’s History Month

Defense Supply Center Columbus celebrated its Women’s History Month Program virtually March 24 and featured Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry as its guest speaker. The event was live streamed and the theme for this year’s program was Making Monumental History in 2021.

Feb. 23, 2021

Black History Month Spotlight: Jonathan Stone

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes Black History Month in February. This year’s national theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identification, Diversity. The African American Employment Program highlights employees throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

Feb. 10, 2021

African American History Month highlights Hanford Village as Hidden Gem

The Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity and the African American Employment Program commemorate Black History Month with a two-part series recognizing Hanford Village, a hidden gem in our local community. This year’s national theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, Diversity.” Part I of this series focuses on the representation of the Black Family in Hanford Village and the impact of zoning on the community.