DLA Aviation News

Dec. 16, 2020

Hard work and humility guides branch chief

“Audrey is a caring and compassionate leader who acts as a role model for those around her. Her faith in her employees to carry out tasks, whether large or small, garners a work group full of confidence and drive.”

Dec. 15, 2020

Despite pandemic, DLA finds safe way to give to children in need through Angel Tree program

Defense Logistics Agency employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, responded in great magnitude to this year’s Angel Tree program during the annual gift drop-off at DLA Installation Management Richmond’s Fire Department Dec. 9.

Dec. 14, 2020

What the holidays mean to me: Deborah Winston

During the month of December, DLA Aviation Public Affairs will be running a special series of stories titled "What the holidays mean to me." The purpose is to spotlight members of the DLA Aviation workforce during the holidays.

Dec. 10, 2020

What the holidays mean to me: Francis “Post” Casto

During the month of December, DLA Aviation Public Affairs will be running a special series of stories titled "What the holidays mean to me." The purpose is to spotlight members of the DLA Aviation workforce during the holidays.

Dec. 9, 2020

DLA Aviation soars above the competition, named best of the best in Defense Department Supply Chain Excellence

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment named Defense Logistics Agency Aviation as the winner of the 2019 Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Excellence. The award honors organizations that made exceptional progress through innovative development or adoption of best supply chain practices. It also provides a showcase for innovative management and technology tools used to improve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness to enhance warfighter support.

Dec. 7, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Douglas Schilens

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.

Dec. 3, 2020

White Christmas: DSCR Angel Tree gets virtual makeover in time for the holidays

Daniel White saved Christmas for 128 students from Bellwood, Bensley and Reid Elementary Schools and Meadowbrook High School.

Dec. 2, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Ecklund

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.

Dec. 1, 2020

What the Holidays Mean to Me: Katie Krefft

During the month of December, DLA Aviation Public Affairs will be running a special series of stories titled What the Holidays Mean to Me. The purpose is to spotlight members of the DLA Aviation workforce during the holidays.

Nov. 25, 2020

How to find out about changes in DSCR operating status throughout the winter season

As we head into the holiday-season and with winter right around the corner, we can expect there will be inclement weather or other emergencies. Oftentimes, these types of incidents are followed by the closing of Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia to everyone except individuals considered essential personnel.

Nov. 17, 2020

DLA Aviation supervisor builds trust within teams, wins September Leadership Award

Brian Kovach credits his success to his team, whose hard work he says, helped earn him the September Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award.

Nov. 16, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Devon LeCointe

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.

Nov. 13, 2020

DLA Aviation participates in virtual AMCOM 101

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s 101 conference pressed on Nov. 4 – 5, 2020, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A notable difference from attendees gathering at Redstone Arsenal’s Sparkman Center in Huntsville, Alabama, was 90% of the participants connected virtually to illustrate how AMCOM supports Army leadership across the aviation enterprise from around the world.

Nov. 12, 2020

DLA Aviation instrumental in keeping Navy aircraft safely secured during rough sea operations

It takes skills and nerves of ice for a Navy pilot to take off and land an aircraft on a ship’s flight deck, essentially a miniature airfield, that is pitching, rolling and yawing in rough seas which these ships operate in. This feat poses a whole different set of challenges for helicopter pilots when they are called upon to meticulously hover over and securely set the bird down on a much smaller landing area of a destroyer, vice the almost four football field length of an aircraft carrier.

Nov. 10, 2020

Marine Corps turns 245

On this day, in 1775, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed a resolution establishing the Marine Corps to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War. The recruiting headquarters was set up in the Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia, which is considered to be the birthplace of the Marines.