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Archive: September, 2016

Sept. 29, 2016

Shelter in place awareness could save lives during a CBRNE incident

September is National Preparedness Month. One of the warnings you may be given if chemical, biological, nuclear or high explosives (CBRNE) may have been released into the atmosphere is to shelter in place (SIP). This is a precaution aimed to keep you safe while remaining indoors. SIP means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire office building. The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia CBRNE Annex Plan details what you should do if an CBRNE incident occurs on DSCR.

Sept. 28, 2016

Commentary: DORRA employees embrace resiliency

Resiliency is one of those things that we work at every day on our own and with the encouragement of others. September is Defense Logistics Agency’s Resiliency Month, and Sep. 7 was celebrated as Resiliency Day across the agency. It was a time set aside to provide employees an opportunity to accentuate their actions to maintain and improve resiliency in their lives.

Sept. 27, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Maria Friend

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? DLA Aviation Pathways Student Intern (Contracting). I support my section by performing pre-award functions inclusive of acquisition planning, soliciting, evaluation, negotiation, and the awarding of contracts compliant with Federal Government Regulations and Policies.

Sept. 26, 2016

Air Force celebrates 69 years of flying high into the wild blue yonder

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseball color barrier, the United Nations voted in favor of the creation of an Independent Jewish State of Israel, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union began, and President Harry S. Truman signed The National Security Act of 1947, creating both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of the Air Force.

Sept. 23, 2016

Prevention key to staying ahead of Zika virus

Defense Supply Center Richmond is one of four federal installations in Central Virginia collecting mosquitoes to test for the Zika virus. Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Environmental Office is working with Kenner Army Health Clinic’s Preventive Medicine Clinic to prevent the spread (or reduce the risk) of the microcephaly causing disease in the commonwealth. Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the brain does not develop properly during pregnancy resulting in a smaller than normal head.

Sept. 22, 2016

Disasters are unpredictable; be prepared

We all know we can’t predict when a natural disaster will occur. We also can’t predict when man-made events such as an active shooter will take place. However, we can plan and prepare to respond to these types of events

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.