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Archive: June, 2016

June 30, 2016

Agency wins 5 Value Engineering Awards

One Defense Logistics Agency employee and four teams were awarded Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards for fiscal 2015 at a Pentagon ceremony, June 28.

June 29, 2016

DSCR fire department participates in Safety Stand Down 2016

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility,” “Take two for safety,” “Safety is job one,” “Do it safely or don’t do it,” “Our goal is zero injuries,”… there are too many slogans about safety to cover here. No industry, occupation, profession or group of individuals understands the importance of safety more than the fire service. Yet, every year - it often seems that every day - there is an incident where someone is injured, and sometimes killed because a “culture of safety” fails.

June 29, 2016

Product specialist shares rotation program experience

Organic Manufacturing Product Specialist Rick Williamson, who works in Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Engineering Directorate, was accepted into the 2016 rotation program and took a three-month rotation, March – May, to DLA Distribution San Joaquin in Tracy, California. San Joaquin is DLA’s primary distribution point to the Western contiguous states and the Pacific area for materiel distribution of a wide variety of items.

June 24, 2016

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Onethia Maxwell

Employee Spotlight focuses on Onethia Maxwell. She works for the DLA Aviation Command Group in Richmond, Virginia.

June 22, 2016

LGBT military speaker reflects on serving openly

As part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity in conjunction with the Business Process Support Directorate’s Special Emphasis Program Committee sponsored a “Brown Bag” luncheon June 15 in the McKeever Auditorium on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.Featured guest speaker Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Zachary Corallo spoke on serving openly and how “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” affected his life.

June 21, 2016

DSCR fire chief joins USA team for ITU Duathlon World Championship

Don Rodgers, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond, Virginia’s fire chief, competed on the USA Team June 4-6 in the International Triathlon Union’s Duathlon World Championship held in Avilȇs, Spain. Rodgers was one of approximately 60 competitors in his 50- to 54-year-old age group competing in the sprint distance duathlon.

June 20, 2016

Studevant inducted into DLA Aviation Hall of Fame

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation inducted its 34th Hall of Fame recipient, Mary Studevant, during the 2016 awards ceremony June 16 in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

June 20, 2016

Jacksonville materiel planner named DLA Aviation EOM

Richard McGrory received the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation April Employee of the Month award for spearheading and aligning DLA Aviation at Jacksonville with “Better Buying Power concepts and practices.”

June 16, 2016

Aviation Process Excellence policy rolls out

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation leaders gathered in the Lotts Conference Center June 14 as DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day signed the DLA Aviation Process Excellence, or APEx, policy officially making APEx the system of choice to be used throughout the organization for process management.

June 15, 2016

DSCR celebrates Army Birthday

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees gathered in the Center Restaurant June 15 to celebrate the Army’s 241st Birthday. This year’s theme is “The American Soldier – Always Ready, Always Leading.”

June 15, 2016

DLA Aviation helps sustain America’s first long-range bomber for another 30 plus years

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see an Air Force B-52 bomber up close on the ground or in the air, you fully understand its sheer magnitude. Built by Boeing, the B-52 Stratofortress is more than 40 feet high, has a wingspan of 185 feet, and is 160 feet long. To put that into perspective, that’s 25 feet wider and a little less than half the length of a regulation football field.

June 14, 2016

Cutler hosts "Ask the CIO" event

Defense Logistics Agency’s Kathy Cutler, DLA Information Operations director, and chief information officer hosted an “Ask the CIO” Town Hall June 8 in the Lotts Conference Center on Defense supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the event was to provide insight on the agency’s current Information Technology initiatives and to answer employee’s questions.

June 14, 2016

DLA kids come to work with parents at Ogden, Utah

The Customer Operations Directorate of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden, Utah conducted a “Bring Your Child to Work Day” June 9, in the Hill Aerospace Museum on Hill Air Force Base. Forty-three children (ages 2 – 15) of DLA Aviation employees attended the event and enjoyed a day learning what their parents do to support our nation’s warfighters.

June 10, 2016

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Dana Booker

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employee Dana Booker works in the Internal Review Office and enjoys the fact that each day brings new challenges

June 9, 2016

DLA Aviation Leader Commentary: Employee embodies picture of resilience

Over the last year, Defense Logistics Agency has invested valuable time and resources into training employees in the four pillars of resiliency: mental, social, spiritual and physical. If you look around DLA Aviation, you can find examples of employees applying resiliency tools and overcoming obstacles; but, few portray a “picture of resilience” as well as Marc Miller.