DLA Aviation News

June 15, 2016

DLA Aviation helps sustain America’s first long-range bomber for another 30 plus years

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see an Air Force B-52 bomber up close on the ground or in the air, you fully understand its sheer magnitude. Built by Boeing, the B-52 Stratofortress is more than 40 feet high, has a wingspan of 185 feet, and is 160 feet long. To put that into perspective, that’s 25 feet wider and a little less than half the length of a regulation football field.

June 14, 2016

Cutler hosts "Ask the CIO" event

Defense Logistics Agency’s Kathy Cutler, DLA Information Operations director, and chief information officer hosted an “Ask the CIO” Town Hall June 8 in the Lotts Conference Center on Defense supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the event was to provide insight on the agency’s current Information Technology initiatives and to answer employee’s questions.

June 14, 2016

DLA kids come to work with parents at Ogden, Utah

The Customer Operations Directorate of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden, Utah conducted a “Bring Your Child to Work Day” June 9, in the Hill Aerospace Museum on Hill Air Force Base. Forty-three children (ages 2 – 15) of DLA Aviation employees attended the event and enjoyed a day learning what their parents do to support our nation’s warfighters.

June 10, 2016

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Dana Booker

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employee Dana Booker works in the Internal Review Office and enjoys the fact that each day brings new challenges

June 9, 2016

DLA Aviation Leader Commentary: Employee embodies picture of resilience

Over the last year, Defense Logistics Agency has invested valuable time and resources into training employees in the four pillars of resiliency: mental, social, spiritual and physical. If you look around DLA Aviation, you can find examples of employees applying resiliency tools and overcoming obstacles; but, few portray a “picture of resilience” as well as Marc Miller.

June 9, 2016

New maintenance response vehicle helps disabled GOVs get back on the road

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Customer Support Division has developed and built a new General Services Administration maintenance response vehicle, known in short as a MRV, to respond to disabled government vehicles on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

June 2, 2016

DLA Aviation helps wounded warriors prepare resumes, navigate USA jobs website

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Equal Employment and Diversity Office, along with DLA Human Resources hosted a workshop May 23 for wounded warriors.

June 1, 2016

DLA Aviation at Jacksonville welcomes new commander, retires another

In a ceremony rich with Navy traditions, Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation commander, hosted a change of command and retirement ceremony for outgoing DLA Aviation at Jacksonville Site Commander Navy Cmdr. Maurice Meagher, III and incoming Navy Cmdr. Daniel Bessman at Hangar 117 on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, May 25.

May 31, 2016

DSCR celebrates Holocaust Days of Remembrance

Holocaust is a Greek word meaning "sacrifice by fire." According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, District of Columbia, the Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

May 27, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: APEx model enhances DLA Aviation process design

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is continuing its journey building a process excellence culture using a new DLA Aviation Process Excellence methodology known as APEx. APEx strengthens our ties to the DLA director’s process excellence vision by implementing process management methodologies that enhance the way we manage, evaluate, refine, and communicate process design.

May 26, 2016

Small named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden employee Melissa Small was honored as the March 2016 Employee of the Month in a ceremony May 19. Small works remotely from Huntsville, Alabama, as a contracting officer aligned with DLA Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate in Ogden, Utah.

May 25, 2016

DLA Aviation helps keep the Thunderbolt II mission ready

Trying to maintain an antique machine is a challenge for any collector or parts provider whether it’s a bicycle, a car, or a multiple-million-dollar weapon system flying critical missions keeping Americans safe at home and abroad. The A-10 is one such system whose length of service has recently been extended until 2022.

May 23, 2016

Teamwork key for sustaining the UH-60

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate in Richmond, Virginia, is part of a team that keeps the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter mission ready in production, deployment, and sustainment.

May 18, 2016

DSCR emergency response exercise takes place May 24

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond and DLA Aviation will conduct an active shooter emergency response exercise on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, May 24. DLA Police and Fire and Emergency Services officials will participate in the exercise.

May 17, 2016

Studevant selected as DLA Aviation’s 2016 Hall of Fame inductee

Mary Studevant, former deputy director of what is now known as Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond, has been selected for the 2016 DLA Aviation Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony will be at 1 p.m. June 16 in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.