DLA News Archive

Archive: August, 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

Leading the way: Pacific Leadership Academy

Three Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees graduated from the 2018 Pacific Leadership Academy for Emerging and Senior Leaders in Honolulu, July 27. Quality Assurance Representative Daniel Muranaka and Resolution Specialist Caleb Whitaker participated in the PLA Emerging Leaders program while Deputy Director Ralph Wells participated in the PLA Senior Leaders program.

Aug. 31, 2018

Land and Maritime associates band together

A chance encounter between a homeless Marine Corps Purple Heart recipient and a Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associate on a regular grocery store run gave birth to a grassroots effort to make a difference and changed the course of two lives in the process.

Aug. 31, 2018

Physical Security is more than gates and guards

Federal employees as well as contracted employees are an important part of the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, physical security systems, which starts with an access control plan.

Aug. 31, 2018

Norfolk’s Brothers named Employee of the Quarter

Margaret Brothers, a management assistant at DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia at Williamsburg, has been named Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Aug. 31, 2018

Aircraft don’t run on hopes and dreams

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Anyone who has a car understands the importance of having a full tank of clean, reliable gas. For Kadena Air Base, an organization responsible for defending nations and providing worldwide humanitarian relief, the same rules apply. That's where unit's like the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels distribution flight comes in.

Aug. 30, 2018

Chief Information Officer talks future of DLA IT

Kathy Cutler, director of DLA Information Operations and chief information officer, hosted an "Ask the CIO" session with DLA Land and Maritime employees at DSCC.

Aug. 30, 2018

Team San Joaquin provides support in response to Hurricane Lane

The dedicated men and women of Bulk and Transportation Division at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, stepped up to the plate and fulfilled the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for bottled water in support of Hurricane Lane affecting the Hawaiian Islands this past Saturday, Aug. 25.

Aug. 30, 2018

Employee Spotlight: Maggie Christensen

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Aug. 30, 2018

DLA Pacific preparation, team response critical as hurricane struck

The island chain of Hawaii is only rarely in the path of a hurricane — but personnel from Defense Logistics Agency Pacific were well prepared when the outer bands of Hurricane Lane began to dump torrential rains on the state in late August, according to managers from DLA Pacific and DLA Headquarters.

Aug. 29, 2018

Stratotankers, Fueling the fight from above

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Andersen Air Force Base website — Since the first aircraft was flown in 1903, the daring have charged toward maximizing the time an aircraft can remain flying. The greatest challenge being a limited amount of on-board fuel supply.