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Aug. 29, 2016

DLA support praised by logisticians from Army global-response aviation unit in new video

A new video in the Defense Logistics Agency’s “Logistics On Location” series highlights the support DLA Aviation personnel provide the Army’s 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Aug. 25, 2016

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Annette Smith

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation spotlights Annette Smith, a financial management specialist working for DLA Finance Aviation. She said the most satisfying part of her job is helping to resolve employee pay questions and issues

Aug. 23, 2016

DLA Aviation keeping 'the Bone' soaring for decades to come

In 1985, Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States, Windows 1.0 was released, and the likes of Tears for Fears, Wham! and Chaka Khan ruled the airwaves.“Back to the Future,” “The Color Purple” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” ruled the big screen. And the United States Air Force began flying the B-1B Lancer, a long-range, multi-role, heavy bomber.

Aug. 23, 2016

DLA Aviation awards May and June EOM recipients

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation's May Employee of the Month is Keith McEachern, inter-continental ballistic missiles weapon system support manager for DLA Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate in Richmond, Virginia, and the June EOM is Shante’l Wyche, an acquisition specialist in DLA Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate.

Aug. 19, 2016

Virginia National Guard breaks ground for new headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond

Under a blazing sun and the high heat of a typical late summer day in Virginia, military and government leaders broke ground for the Virginia National Guard headquarters building at the Defense Supply Center Richmond August 17.

Aug. 17, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Victor Thomas

With more than four decades of federal service under his belt, Victor Thomas, a material examiner identifier for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Richmond, is still happy to be supporting the warfighter.

Aug. 16, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: One team, one victory

Why do we do what we do? Obviously supporting our families and preparing for our future and retirement are motivations for many of us. I have two daughters in college, so I know how important that paycheck is. But that is not why I work at the Defense Logistics Agency.

Aug. 12, 2016

Aviation employee’s son going for Olympic gold in Rio

Whether it’s watching Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel in the pool, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the basketball court or the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, the excitement of the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro can cause your heart to race.

Aug. 11, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Carl M. Dreschel

Carl Dreschel, general engineer with Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Installation Management Division, enjoys photography, spending time with his wife and daughters, and being himself.

Aug. 8, 2016

Aviation employee takes stewardship, accountability to heart

Stewardship and accountability go hand-in-hand and Joe Hodgson takes it to heart in his daily job. Hodgson works for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Supplier Operation’s Bearings Division and one of his tasks in his job as product specialist is to review potential bearing vendors.

Aug. 5, 2016

DLA Director holds town hall in Richmond

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch returned to Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, to update employees on topics ranging from warfighter support to culture survey results during a July 29 town hall at the Lotts Conference Center.

Aug. 4, 2016

DLA jacks, masters of all trades help DLA Aviation, tenants move

There are nearly 3,000 employees working on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, and all of them rely on a small group of divisions known as Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond. The seven divisions of installation support provide more than 70 services that touch employees every day directly or indirectly.

Aug. 4, 2016

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Randy Morningstar, Sr.

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

Aug. 3, 2016

DLA director stresses relationships during wide-ranging day of engagement

DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch took advantage of extensive opportunities for engagement with service and industry partners, as well as with the DLA workforce, during a one-day trip to Richmond, Virginia, July 29. If one central theme emerged from all of the events, it was the importance of relationships.

Aug. 1, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: Customer support specialists relentless in B-52 sustainment

DLA Aviation's customer support specialists are tireless and creative in making sure long-serving aircraft, such as the B-52 Stratofortress, are supported without delays.