DLA Aviation News

May 20, 2021

DLA Installation Management Richmond aces yearly environmental management audit

In 2005, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia’s Environmental Management System was first registered to the international environmental management standard, ISO 14001. This standard specifies the requirements for an effective EMS. It provides the framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

May 19, 2021

Caring, trustworthy leader receives recognition

Damon Heemstra, the chief, of the Planning and Support Division in the Customer Operations Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award for the month of March 2021.

May 19, 2021

National EMS Week Spotlight: Chris Abraham

National Emergency Medical Technician Week will be celebrated May 16 – 22. This year’s theme is “This Is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.” According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website, in 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.

May 17, 2021

Agile acquisition response keeps C-130s in the air

Resolving aircraft safety issues is a time-sensitive mission affecting a number of agencies, and when a critical part was needed to repair C-130 Hercules aircraft, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation collaborated with other groups to ensure parts were available six weeks ahead of schedule.

May 14, 2021

Police Week 2021 Spotlight: Capt. Greg Bock

As part of National Police Week virtual observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management at Richmond spotlight Capt. Greg Bock, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 13, 2021

DLA law enforcement officers pay tribute to local officers killed in the line of duty

Law enforcement officers from Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, joined officers and sheriff’s deputies from Chesterfield County honoring local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. They gathered for a wreath laying ceremony at the Police Memorial in Chesterfield, Virginia, May 11.

May 13, 2021

Veteran law enforcement officer promoted to deputy police chief at Defense Supply Center Richmond

As part of National Police Week virtual observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management at Richmond recognize Police Lt. Col. Mark Bowen, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 12, 2021

DLA Aviation hosts Air Force noncommissioned officers’ promotion ceremony

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recognized four Air Force noncommissioned officers assigned to several divisions throughout the command, during an Air Force promotion ceremony held in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, May 7.

May 12, 2021

Airmen show unit cohesion by wearing new DLA Aviation unit patch

On April 1, the Air Force switched its airmen’s everyday uniform from airman battle uniforms to operational camouflage pattern uniforms. As a sign of unity, airmen assigned to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation designed a DLA Aviation unit patch that they will begin wearing on their new OCPs in mid-May.  

May 10, 2021

Police Week 2021 Spotlight: Police Officer Scott Wiseman

As part of National Police Week virtual observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management at Richmond spotlight Police Officer Scott Wiseman, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 7, 2021

DLA Aviation hosts Industry Day June 8-9

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is holding its first virtual Industry Day June 8-9. The theme is ‘From a Challenging Year to Unprecedented Opportunities: Opening the Door to Virtual Accessibility.”

May 3, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Joseph “Jody” Beall, IV

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.

April 30, 2021

Vaccine clinic draws over 100 DSCR employees

Volunteers from the Virginia Army National Guard at Fort Pickett near Blackstone, Virginia, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond and DLA Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate managed a pop-up vaccine clinic at Defense Supply Center Richmond April 27. More than 100 DLA employees were given the first of two COVID-19 vaccine injections.

April 29, 2021

DLA director meets Richmond-based employees, praises commitment to mission

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic visited Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, April 16 for the first time since she became director of the enterprise in July. She previously headed supplier operations for DLA Aviation from August 2008 to August 2011.

April 28, 2021

Plan ahead, have an emergency supply kit when disaster strikes

The time disaster meets you at your front door is not the time to find out you don’t have adequate supplies to make it through the disaster. Start building your emergency disaster plan and survival supplies kit now.