DLA Aviation News

Category: Aviation

Nov. 18, 2021

Teambuilding event allows DLA Aviation employees to “Feed More” of the community’s school-aged children

On a normal day, the contract and product specialists assigned to the Engines and Airframes Division I within the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate are knee deep getting spare aviation items on contract and delivered to our warfighters. Whether it’s awarding purchase and delivery orders or responding to referrals and coordinating on product quality deficiency reports, the team is typically hard at work supporting the agency’s mission.

Nov. 17, 2021

Behind the scenes work safeguards hardware transition

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Directorate employees were busy over the last year as DLA began standing down its industrial hardware supply chain and moving item management of almost half a million parts to DLA Aviation and to DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio.

Nov. 10, 2021

DLA Aviation employees recognized for outstanding warfighter support in August

Richard Armstrong and Tyrone Paige were selected as Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Employees of the Month for August. Armstrong won in the general schedule (GS) 10-13 category. Paige took the award in the GS 1-9 category.

Nov. 9, 2021

Practice makes perfect: DLA personnel conduct emergency training exercise on DSCR

Key personnel within Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond, including representatives from Security and Emergency Services, Environmental Management, and DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office, gathered in Conference Room One of Bldg. 34 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 4 for a tabletop exercise.

Nov. 5, 2021

Collaboration improves Marine One fleet readiness operations

While every aircraft serving the U.S. armed forces is critical to mission success, few roles are as important to both morale and mission as Marine One. Because of this, the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina team takes its duty seriously keeping the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One [HMX-1] ready for service.

Nov. 3, 2021

Change your clock, change your battery: fall back Nov. 7

DLA Installation Management Richmond’s Fire and Emergency Services welcomes fall’s 2021, “Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery” Campaign as daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021.

Nov. 1, 2021

DLA Aviation career broadener trading blue stripes for gold bars

They say the third time is a charm. Well, in the case of Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Farris, three times that was a charm. Farris was recently selected for conversion from enlisted to officer. It was his ninth try. He currently serves as a material management enlisted career broadener within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Directorate’s Post Award Division.

Oct. 29, 2021

Kimbrough receives leadership award for being coach, role model

DLA Aviation’s Leadership Working Group recognized Rennae Kimbrough with its August Leadership Award for her individualized consideration and inspirational motivation skills, two of the four dimensions of transformative leadership

Oct. 27, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Kathleen Webb

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. 22, 2021

DLA contracting strategies offer tailored, flexible solutions

DLA Captains of Industry/Supplier Capabilities Contracts are umbrella contracts that incorporate multiple funding lines and contract types. It was a natural choice for the Army’s request that DLA help streamline support for Chinook helicopter blades.

Oct. 22, 2021

European American Heritage Month Spotlight: Shadeed Drakeford

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recognizes European American Heritage during the month of October. DLA Aviation’s theme is “Reflections of Culture, Pride, Diversity and the American Dream.” This observance is an opportunity for DLA Aviation to recognize and celebrate European American Heritage, to include German American Heritage, Italian American Heritage, and Polish American Heritage. Whether you are German American, Italian America, Polish American or not, it’s important to mark the culture of a people who helped shape our nation. DLA Aviation is honored to highlight European Americans who work daily to provide logistics support to America’s warfighters and other federal customers.

Oct. 21, 2021

DSCR’s groundwater cleanup effort plan paying off

The Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond Environmental Cleanup Program’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board met virtually Oct 18.

Oct. 19, 2021

Aviation Commander wraps up FY21 accomplishments, recognizes team members during town hall

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford held a town hall live streamed from the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Thurs, Oct. 14.

Oct. 18, 2021

Hard-work pays off: July employees of the month receive recognition for a job well done

Stephen Adams, sustainment specialist in the Planning and Support Division of the Customer Operations Directorate for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Latoya Whitehead, contract specialist in the Supplier Operations Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Directorate for DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, were both named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month for July.

Oct. 15, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s

This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.