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Jan. 13, 2022

DLA award winners announced, seven from Columbus workforce named

Seven Defense Supply Center Columbus employees and one workforce team have been recognized as top performers at the Defense Logistics Agency’s 54th Annual Employee Recognition Awards for the calendar year 2021.

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.

Jan. 6, 2022

Installation Site Director retires, shares career lessons

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management – Columbus Site Director Dan Bell retired Dec. 30 after 20 years at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Nov. 5, 2021

WWII veteran’s grave rediscovered thanks to DLA Land and Maritime associate’s efforts

A Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employee is generating a lot of buzz around the world this week. Army veteran and DLA Land and Maritime Customer Account Specialist Nathan Reynolds is being lauded across the globe for his instrumental efforts to rediscover the gravesite of World War II veteran Arthur Lewis and ensure the delivery of a proper gravestone marking his service. 

Nov. 4, 2021

DSCC federal community participates in annual Columbus Veterans Day Parade

The Columbus Veterans Day Parade returned Nov. 5 after a pandemic pause and Defense Supply Center Columbus volunteers are getting in on the action ahead of the big day. Over the years, volunteers from DSCC’s largest tenants at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Columbus have helped organize and put on the Columbus Veterans Day Parade, said John Dreska, division chief for DLA Land and Maritime’s Batteries, Tires, Engines and Armament section.

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. 18, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime employees honored for efforts resulting in conviction in long-running fraud case

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service honored two Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employees recently for their efforts in tracking a decades-long scheme by New Orleans businessman Robert Klein to defraud DOD of millions of dollars. The effort to hold Klein accountable was a partnership between DLA Land and Maritime, DCIS, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who prosecuted the case.

Oct. 14, 2021

Land and Maritime gains consumable hardware mission

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime completed a DLA supply chain efficiency initiative by realigning its consumable hardware mission to better support DLA’s customers. The focus of the mission shift requires DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime’s assumption and management of more than 900,000 national stock numbered items divided between the two Major Subordinate Commands.

Oct. 8, 2021

Admiral visits Wright-Patt clinic to thank Airmen

Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry visited Wright-Patterson Medical Center on Oct. 1 to thank the 88th Medical Group Airmen who provided active duty and civilians at Defense Supply Center Columbus with the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year.

Oct. 7, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Waleska Rodriguez Diaz

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Associate Waleska Rodriguez Diaz talks about her career beginnings in Puerto Rico and the lessons her family instilled in her that continue to push her forward.