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Sept. 21, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Kevin Savage

Employee Spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Support at Richmond teams.

Sept. 21, 2016

Do your part, report suspicious activity

DLA Richmond’s Security and Emergency Services Office asks DSCR employees to stay aware and if you observe suspicious activities, please contact local law enforcement immediately and provide details of what you have witnessed.

Sept. 21, 2016

DLA Aviation poised for process excellence

Sixty key leaders and subject matter experts throughout Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Headquarters Strategic Plans and Policy attended the first-ever Senior Process Excellence Course at the Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 8 - 9.

Sept. 19, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff held in Richmond

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Command Support Directorate and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff ceremony Sept. 16 in the Lotts Conference Center in Richmond, Virginia. Army Lt. Col. Luis Rodriguez, Exercise Support Division chief, Logistics Exercise and Simulations Directorate with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Lee, Virginia, was special guest and spoke on the contributions Hispanics make to our nation and his personal perspectives as a Hispanic American.

Sept. 16, 2016

DLA celebrates with open house at Fort Bragg facility

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Customer Operations Directorate’s Mapping Division will host an open house Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Forces Command Intelligence Readiness and Operations Center on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sept. 15, 2016

Aviation employee's theme chosen for 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month

The 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month theme, “Embracing, Enriching, and Enabling America” was submitted by Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employee, Maurice Sanabria, chief, Command Programs Office in the Command Support Directorate in Richmond, Virginia. This is the second national theme win for Sanabria. His theme was also selected in 2012.

Sept. 14, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Clara Griffin

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employee, Clara Griffin is a customer account specialist in the Customer Operations Directorate in Richmond, Virginia. Griffin supports the Air Force’s C-5 Galaxy and the C-17 Globemaster aircraft weapon systems. As a retired Army first sergeant, responsible for logistics support to soldiers, Griffin is proud to work for the very same organization that served as a major source of supply when she was enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Sept. 12, 2016

Forums aim to improve employee readiness during emergencies

National Preparedness Month Open Forum held on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, provides employees with information and open dialogue with DLA officials from the police, fire and emergency services, criminal intelligence, physical security and antiterrorism offices.

Sept. 9, 2016

Commander says DSCR is ready for OSHA star at Safety Town Hall

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day hosted a Voluntary Protection Programs Safety Town Hall Sept. 6, at which he told Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees that Defense Supply Center Richmond is ready for its star.

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.