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May 4, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: Warfighter First

Defense Logistics Agency's No. 1 goal is to deliver innovative and responsive solutions to warfighters first. To me, that means ensuring my fellow service members always have the advantage.

May 2, 2016

DLA employees bring daughters and sons to work for annual event

“Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” was celebrated at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, April 28. More than 160 children from various Defense Logistics Agency activities on DSCR participated in the annual event, which was sponsored by the Strategic Acquisitions Directorate and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office.

April 28, 2016

Supplier Industry Day provides engagement opportunities

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Industry Day kicked off April 19 in the Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. According to DLA Aviation Director of Supplier Operations Navy CAPT Robert Keating, who provided the opening remarks, it was the largest Supplier Industry Day to date, with more than 100 vendors attending.

April 27, 2016

DLA Aviation leads bio-based synthetic oil testing for federal vehicles

Non-tactical federal vehicles may soon become less environmentally harmful, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Hazardous Minimization and Green Products Program.

April 27, 2016

Sign language interpreter training focuses on Middle Eastern culture

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Equal Employment, Opportunity and Diversity Office hosted a Federal Interpreter Training Workshop April 8 in Chester, Virginia.

April 25, 2016

A bird’s eye view from a Blackhawk Helicopter

Erik Wetterhall, shown here aboard a UH-60M Blackhawk, is a customer logistics site specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Huntsville, Alabama. Wetterhall was part of a support team traveling to Marietta Georgia April 6, 2016 to assist a Georgia National Guard unit with a fuel cell issue.

April 19, 2016

Active Shooter Training held at DSCR

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Security and Emergency Services hosted Active Shooter Training April 13-14 for Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia employees in the Lotts Conference Center.

April 18, 2016

Quarterly RAB meeting held

Community members attended the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s environmental cleanup program quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting April 11 at the Bensley Community Center in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

April 15, 2016

Sexual assault prevention and response resources soon to be available via mobile application

April is Sexual Assault and Prevention Month. “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part, Do Your Part” is this year’s theme. To help provide on-the-spot employee resources, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation will soon field a new mobile application called “We Care Aviation.”

April 14, 2016

Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable held at Defense Supply Center Richmond

The Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable took place at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, April 6. The SEPRT gathers senior executives from the 16 strategic supplier alliances to meet with the Defense Logistics Agency leadership and customer senior leaders to discuss general issues affecting Defense Logistics Agency Aviation suppliers.

April 13, 2016

FMWR offers spring and summer events for employees

Spring is in the air and warm weather is coming, even though in Virginia, we sometimes wonder when it will finally get here. Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office is busy planning spring and summer activities. They also have a variety of summer equipment available for employees to rent and discount tickets for amusement parks, movies, and sporting events.

April 13, 2016

Aviation employee featured in new video

A new acquisition professionals video focusing on a DLA Aviation employee was released on the organization’s YouTube and Facebook sites April 13.

April 11, 2016

Emergency Communications Center, partners in protection

April 10-16 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when DLA Installation Support at Richmond recognizes the hard work and dedication of its emergency telecommunicators — more commonly known as 911 dispatchers.

April 6, 2016

DLA to hold Restoration Advisory Board meeting April 11 in Chesterfield

Defense Logistics Agency officials from Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, will host a Restoration Advisory Board meeting at 7:30 p.m., April 11, 2016 at the Bensley Community Center located at 2900 Drewry's Bluff Rd., North Chesterfield, Virginia 23237. The meeting is open to the public.

April 4, 2016

New DLA operations center to use environmentally friendly technology

Geothermal wells are only one of the environmentally friendly technologies being used in the construction of the new Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center.