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Nov. 6, 2020

Hard-work and dedication: August employees of the month demonstrate excellence during stressful times

Diane Pettit, sustainment specialist, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Tracy Williams, sustainment specialist Lead, DLA Aviation Ogden, Utah, were both named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month for August.

Nov. 5, 2020

Pumping iron returns to DSCR Fitness Center

Paul Henry, an electrician for Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, seemed like a kid in the candy store as he moved from one piece of equipment to another inside the Fitness Center on DSCR. Working out there is something he hasn’t been able to do since it was shut down in early spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov. 4, 2020

DLA Aviation at Ogden commander promoted to Colonel

The famed Army General George S. Patton once said, “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” This quote is how Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Carmichael best described his promotion to the rank of Colonel during a ceremony held at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 30.

Nov. 2, 2020

Lead-acid a positive for the environment

Batteries aren’t exactly great for the environment, but recycling is. Employees from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Richmond, DLA Installation Management Richmond and DLA Disposition Services Richmond, Virginia turned a negative into a positive Oct. 28 when they decided to return over 1,500 lead-acid batteries back to the manufacturer.

Oct. 28, 2020

Rich Puerto Rican music heritage inspires DLA Aviation band mates

Maurice “Tito” Sanabria’s eyes light up when he talks about what it’s like playing percussion and singing backup vocals as a member of Kadencia, the Richmond, Virginia based Afro-Puerto Rican group. “I love seeing people dance to our music while learning about Puerto Rican music, traditions, culture, and history,” Sanabria said

Oct. 26, 2020

Fall Back: Change your clocks, batteries during daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is Nov. 1. As you move your clocks back an hour, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and other home safety devices.

Oct. 26, 2020

Call for volunteers leads to a seat at the ‘big kids’’ table

In the early part of 2020, my family began planning a family trip to Italy for the spring. We had never been out of the country together. With a son who had just moved back to Virginia and a daughter preparing to move across the country to the West Coast (and pending a husband finally getting his passport), the timing for this vacation felt perfect.

Oct. 23, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Mike Baldwin

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.

Oct. 21, 2020

Leadership Award recipient empowers confidence in team

Travis Dunn is nothing short of inspiring, according to the people who nominated him for the August Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award.

Oct. 20, 2020

Environmental cleanup efforts on DCSR discussed at virtual quarterly meeting

Community members virtually attended the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Environmental Cleanup Program quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting Oct. 19. These meetings have not been held in-person since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct. 16, 2020

Aviation names third quarter Employee of the Quarter award recipients

Three Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees were named Employee of the Quarter Award for the third quarter of FY20, which ran from April to June.

Oct. 16, 2020

Aviation second quarter award winners are at the top of their class

Teamwork, a willingness to grow and an eye toward improvement. These characteristics are evident in the recipients of the Aviation Employee of the Quarter Award for the second quarter of 2020. Despite their different roles, each of them displays professional excellence that contributes to the overall success of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation.

Oct. 15, 2020

Virtual book club brings awareness during Domestic Violence Prevention Month at DSCR

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first introduced in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to bring awareness to victims of domestic violence.

Oct. 14, 2020

Navy celebrates 245 years of victories at sea

On this day, way back in 1775, the Continental Congress established the first American naval force, the precursor to today’s United States Navy. Now fast forward to 1972, when then Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized Oct. 13 to be recognized as the official birthday of the U.S. Navy as a celebration “to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.”

Oct. 9, 2020

The Great ShakeOut: what you can do to prepare for an earthquake

Emergencies can occur in the blink of an eye, with the impact ranging from temporary disruption of activities to a loss of an installation’s ability to perform its assigned missions. Employees receive warnings of approaching weather emergencies, such as blizzards, tornados, floods, etc., in time for them to take measures to minimize loss of life or property. However, there may be no warning signs when it comes to an earthquake.