DLA Aviation News

Archive: November, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

DSCR rooted in Native American history

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, DLA Aviation Public Affairs chief shares Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia’s rich Native American history

Nov. 28, 2016

Welcome Center launches new Visitor Management System

The Welcome Center at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, installed a new system to track customer needs and wait times Nov 3. The VMS is designed similar to a Department of Motor Vehicles queuing system.

Nov. 23, 2016

DLA Aviation employee shares his Native American Heritage through video.

November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate American Indian culture and contributions. Timothy Abdella, a Defense Logistics Agency Aviation quality assurance specialist, shares the story of his family's rich Yankton Sioux heritage and the obstacles they have overcome.

Nov. 22, 2016

Bystander Awareness Day event held in Richmond

To improve culture, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Employee Working Group and the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office hosted Bystander Awareness Day to emphasize the problems that arise when employees experience bullying in the workplace.

Nov. 22, 2016

DLA Aviation Leader Commentary: Supporting each other, at the heart of DLA culture, values

Challenging circumstances reveal a person’s true character. This has never been more true than when

Nov. 21, 2016

DLA Aviation and Ft. Lee military celebrate Veterans Day with local veterans

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation military members from Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, and students from the Army Logistics University’s Basic Officer Leadership Course and the Army Instructor Training Course from Fort Lee, came together to visit veterans at local facilities in Hopewell on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11. The visit was to honor and remember the former and current veterans for their sacrifices in preserving our freedoms. The group visited and presented certificates to 15 veteran residents at Gentiva Hospice Center’s River View on the Appomattox facility.

Nov. 21, 2016

DLA Aviation celebrates Resiliency Day, moves into training sustainment phase

Defense Logistics Agency employees at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, received a glass pebble as they filled the Lotts Conference Center Nov. 15, celebrating the past year’s accomplishments in training the workforce in resiliency tools to succeed personally and professionally in ever-changing environments.

Nov. 18, 2016

Commander speaks to CCPS Tech Center students about logistics, leadership

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day visited the Chesterfield County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Center (Hull Street Road location) Nov. 3, where he spoke to approximately 70 students.

Nov. 16, 2016

Marines celebrate 241 years of proud service

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Marine Corps members and the inspector-instructor staff assigned to Hotel Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, U.S. Marine Corps observed their 241st birthday with a celebration steeped in history at the Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, November 10.

Nov. 14, 2016

Aviation Employee Spotlight: Andre Desima

DLA Aviation's Public Affairs Office spotlights Andre Desima, a team lead in the Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate. Desima enjoys coming to work because he gets to influence production.

Nov. 7, 2016

Ceremony marks last steel beam to frame new Aviation Ops Center

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Allan Day participated in a topping off ceremony Nov. 3, as the last structural beam to be placed on Phase I of the new DLA Aviation Operations Center at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, was signed. Hensel Phelps, the contractor constructing the building, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District, and DLA Installation Support at Richmond, were also at the event, which marked a milestone in the ongoing construction project, which officially began Oct. 15, 2015, in a ground breaking ceremony.

Nov. 3, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Constance Carney

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employee Connie Carney, contract price/cost analyst with Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate in Richmond, Virginia, negotiates to find the fair and reasonable price for the customer. Before coming to DLA, Carney was a price analyst in the Air Force.