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June 30, 2016

History of June’s recognition as LGBT Pride Month

Celebrating its 16th year as a Federally-recognized month of pride, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month originated in the U.S. in 1994.

June 30, 2016

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June 30, 2016

DLA NewsWire

News from across the agency is highlighted through DLA Newswire.

June 29, 2016

DSCR fire department participates in Safety Stand Down 2016

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility,” “Take two for safety,” “Safety is job one,” “Do it safely or don’t do it,” “Our goal is zero injuries,”… there are too many slogans about safety to cover here. No industry, occupation, profession or group of individuals understands the importance of safety more than the fire service. Yet, every year - it often seems that every day - there is an incident where someone is injured, and sometimes killed because a “culture of safety” fails.

June 29, 2016

Product specialist shares rotation program experience

Organic Manufacturing Product Specialist Rick Williamson, who works in Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Engineering Directorate, was accepted into the 2016 rotation program and took a three-month rotation, March – May, to DLA Distribution San Joaquin in Tracy, California. San Joaquin is DLA’s primary distribution point to the Western contiguous states and the Pacific area for materiel distribution of a wide variety of items.

June 29, 2016

Medical employee performs Heimlich, saves choking co-worker

Kenneth Cummings was working at his desk June 22 when he heard some choking noises. Up until that point, Arthur Tehson had been enjoying what he thought was a creme doughnut.

June 29, 2016

DLA Land and Maritime celebrates Army birthday

Following a stirring rendition of the National Anthem, the audience shouted their approval with the Army’s universal expression – “hooah!”Current and former service members from all military branches along with federal civilians and contractors gathered at Defense Supply Center Columbus to celebrate the Army’s 241st birthday. The event took place

June 29, 2016

McNamara HQC promotes Family Day fun and safety

Thousands of employees and guests of all ages participated in the McNamara Headquarters Complex Family Day event June 28. This year’s theme was “Stars, Stripes and Safety.”

June 29, 2016

Cost summit helps build customer trust, understanding

In the spirit of providing customers financial transparency, Defense Logistics Agency finance and logistics operations leaders hosted their quarterly cost summit at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on June 27.

June 29, 2016

Sliman assumes command of DLA Distribution Europe

United States Army Col. Zorn T. Sliman assumed command of DLA Distribution Europe in Germersheim, Germany in a June 29 ceremony officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi.