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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.

Nov. 16, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime celebrates the 246th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

On the eve of Veterans Day, members of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime workforce paused to commemorate the U.S. Marine Corps’ 246th Birthday in a hybrid event at the Operations Center Nov. 10.

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.

Sept. 18, 2021

Ohio air power legacy remembered as Air Force celebrates 74 years

The United States Air Force crossed another milestone Sept. 18, celebrating 74 years since the National Security Act of 1947 gave birth to the modern air service as a separate military branch from the U.S. Army. It also serves as a reminder of Ohio’s role in the innovation of flight.

COLUMBUS, Ohio Sept. 17, 2021

Ohio played a part in repatriating POWs from North Vietnam

As we pause on this National POW/MIA Recognition Day to reflect on those who were held as prisoners of war or remain missing in action, it is important to remember the ongoing mission to bring home all who served in America’s conflicts from World War II to the present.

April 21, 2021

DLA civilian, Army reservist promoted to brigadier general

Army Reserve Col. John M. Dreska, a civilian Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime division chief, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general April 11 and assumed command of the Los Angeles-based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

Dec. 18, 2020

DLA award winners announced, eight from Columbus workforce named

Eight Columbus employees and two teams garnered top honors in the 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards announced by the Defense Logistics Agency this week. Three award recipients are assigned to DLA Land and Maritime’s Land Supplier Operations Directorate, two work for DLA Installation Management – Columbus and the three remaining individual awardees are from the Safety and Occupational Health Division, Procurement Process Support Directorate and Joint Reserve Force, respectively.

Nov. 25, 2020

‘Never borrow from yourself’: Customer account specialist shares best advice of his 50-year career

This week marks five decades since a young Chester Parker entered an Army recruiting center and embarked on a federal career that took him around the world. Today, Parker is a customer account specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Land Customer Operations. In this capacity he serves as the “face” to Army and Marine Corps customers and engages with them daily to understand their specific logistics needs.

Nov. 17, 2020

Marine Corps celebrates 245th birthday in Columbus

The Marine Corps celebrated 245 years of service to the nation during a birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Nov. 10.