DLA Aviation News

Sept. 8, 2016

Richmond’s Strategic Acquisition’s deputy director speaks at Women’s Equality Day

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees celebrated Women's Equality Day Aug. 31 in the Lotts Conference Center with guest speaker, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation's Army Col. Kim Thomas, a decorated military leader with over 21 years of commissioned service and the current deputy director of Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate. Thomas spoke about her military career beginning as a private first class, her personal mentors and the importance of celebrating Women’s Equality Day.

Sept. 8, 2016

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Patrick Upton

DLA Aviation spotlights Patrick Upton, a lead customer support specialist working in the Engines Branch at Oklahoma City.

Sept. 6, 2016

Partners in Protection: The insider threat, you are the first line of defense

While considering the current threat environment, we must ask ourselves, who is the greater threat…the trained, international, state-sponsored intelligence officer or an employee holding a position of public trust with access to the agency’s sensitive information?

Sept. 2, 2016

DSCR employee wins gold in 2016 National Veterans’ Wheelchair Games

Kathy Tilbury brought home four gold medals after competing in the 2016 National Veterans’ Wheelchair Games June 26 – July 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She medaled in three swim events, the 100-meter backstroke, 100- and 200-meter freestyle, and Handle Ball bowling.

Sept. 1, 2016

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Marco Walker

DLA Aviation spotlights Marco Walker, a customer account specialist working in Richmond, Virginia.

Aug. 30, 2016

Aviation’s WSPM team keeps Navy’s MH-53 flying

The U. S. Navy’s MH-53E Sea Dragon became operational in 1986 and is the only heavy-lift helicopter in Naval Aviation. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Navy Customer Facing Division in the Customer Operations Directorate in Richmond, Virginia, is part of the team helping keep the MH-53 helicopter mission ready.

Aug. 29, 2016

DLA support praised by logisticians from Army global-response aviation unit in new video

A new video in the Defense Logistics Agency’s “Logistics On Location” series highlights the support DLA Aviation personnel provide the Army’s 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Aug. 25, 2016

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Annette Smith

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation spotlights Annette Smith, a financial management specialist working for DLA Finance Aviation. She said the most satisfying part of her job is helping to resolve employee pay questions and issues

Aug. 23, 2016

DLA Aviation keeping 'the Bone' soaring for decades to come

In 1985, Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States, Windows 1.0 was released, and the likes of Tears for Fears, Wham! and Chaka Khan ruled the airwaves.“Back to the Future,” “The Color Purple” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” ruled the big screen. And the United States Air Force began flying the B-1B Lancer, a long-range, multi-role, heavy bomber.

Aug. 23, 2016

DLA Aviation awards May and June EOM recipients

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation's May Employee of the Month is Keith McEachern, inter-continental ballistic missiles weapon system support manager for DLA Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate in Richmond, Virginia, and the June EOM is Shante’l Wyche, an acquisition specialist in DLA Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate.

Aug. 19, 2016

Virginia National Guard breaks ground for new headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond

Under a blazing sun and the high heat of a typical late summer day in Virginia, military and government leaders broke ground for the Virginia National Guard headquarters building at the Defense Supply Center Richmond August 17.

Aug. 17, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Victor Thomas

With more than four decades of federal service under his belt, Victor Thomas, a material examiner identifier for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Richmond, is still happy to be supporting the warfighter.

Aug. 16, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: One team, one victory

Why do we do what we do? Obviously supporting our families and preparing for our future and retirement are motivations for many of us. I have two daughters in college, so I know how important that paycheck is. But that is not why I work at the Defense Logistics Agency.

Aug. 12, 2016

Aviation employee’s son going for Olympic gold in Rio

Whether it’s watching Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel in the pool, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the basketball court or the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, the excitement of the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro can cause your heart to race.

Aug. 11, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Carl M. Dreschel

Carl Dreschel, general engineer with Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Installation Management Division, enjoys photography, spending time with his wife and daughters, and being himself.