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June 23, 2022

Pride program offers insight on visibility, allyship within the Land and Maritime LGBTQ community

The 2022 Land and Maritime LGBTQ Pride Month program promoted allyship and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and queer people in the federal workforce at Defense Supply Center Columbus June 15 at the Operations Center Auditorium. The program was offered in person and was livestreamed for associates who could not attend.

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.

Feb. 17, 2022

Black History Month Spotlight: Gloria Edward

Gloria Edwards, DLA Research & Development’s Subsistence Network program manager, has found a meaningful mission and supportive team at the agency.

Nov. 18, 2021

DLA lauded for maximizing communication technology for disabled employees

DLA has received a coveted technology award given to Defense Department components for achievements in employing individuals with disabilities.

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.

March 24, 2021

A Women’s History Month interview with DLA Energy leaders

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas and Deputy Commander Eric Smith sat down for a conversation with DLA Energy Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion Director Ahmad Burse to honor and recognize the importance of Women’s History Month, March 18. The leaders discussed trailblazing military women, strong female leaders and workforce equality.

Jan. 17, 2020

DLA Aviation marks MLK Day with call to service

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. is multifaceted, but one of his lasting messages has been one of public service. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, in conjunction with its Strategic Acquisition Directorate, is celebrating MLK Day — a national day of service — with a call to employees to put on their community service hats and make life a little better for their fellow men and women.

Oct. 10, 2019

DLA continues winning streak in DoD disability awards

Equal employment opportunity professionals throughout the Defense Logistics Agency proved their unwavering commitment to attracting the talent of people with disabilities by being named best mid-sized component for the third consecutive year during the 39th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3.

Aug. 2, 2019

Commentary: Volunteers needed to make a difference through WRP recruiting

Volunteers are needed to conduct interviews for the annual Workforce Recruitment Program that places prescreened college students and recent graduates with disabilities in 14-week internships at federal agencies.

July 22, 2019

DLA sweeps DoD Workforce Recruitment Program Awards

The Defense Logistics Agency proved its commitment to employing people with disabilities by dominating the Defense Department’s 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program Awards in a July 18 ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia. The agency placed in all four categories for the first time and was named WRP Component of the Year for the second year.