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March 7, 2019

Remember to spring for new batteries, save lives

Springing forward shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind as we begin Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10.

March 6, 2019

DLA assistant fire chief retires

Robert Cross, assistant fire chief, Security and Emergency Services, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond, retired after 32 years

March 5, 2019

Chesterfield Tech Center students visit Defense Supply Center Richmond

High school students from the Chesterfield Career & Technical Center, Hull Street, visited Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 27 for an inside look at careers in logistics management.

March 4, 2019

DLA Aviation San Diego teaming up to improve warfighter support one kit at a time

With the snip of a large pair of ceremonial scissors, a new era was ushered in on Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California Feb. 22. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially recognized the opening of the Building 472 Kitting shop. While the ceremony was small, its importance to providing service to the nation’s warfighters is invaluable.

March 1, 2019

DLA director visits DLA Aviation, learns activity is on track to meet operating plan goals

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry hosted DLA Director Army Lt Gen. Darrell Williams Feb. 19 during his review of the activity’s dynamic operating plan.

Feb. 27, 2019

Former NFL executive speaks during Black History Month program on DSCR

National Football League executive and former player Reginald McKenzie was the guest speaker for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity’s Black History Month program held in the Frank Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 20.

Feb. 21, 2019

Honoring Black History Month: DLA Aviation employee speaks at Fort Lee event

Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear was the guest speaker for the Fort Lee Kenner Army Health Clinic and Warrant Officer Association’s Black History Month Leader Professional Development event held at Kenner Army Health Clinic on Fort Lee, Virginia, Feb. 21, 2019.

Feb. 13, 2019

DLA Aviation Black History Month Spotlight: Meia Barnes

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Black History Month Spotlight recognizes Meia Barnes, a quality assurance product specialist within DLA Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate’s Aviation and Airframes Division.

Feb. 12, 2019

Virginia welcomes first female infantry officer

(Editor’s Note:  The story below is reposted from Va. National Guard news, Issue #3, 2019

Feb. 11, 2019

Honoring Black History Month: Air Force Maj. Gen. Rufus Billups, first African-American DGSC commander

Along a stretch of wall on the first floor of the Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia are the photos of the past 31 commanders.

Feb. 7, 2019

Honoring Black History Month: African-American slave cemetery on grounds of DSCR

As you drive or walk around Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, it’s easy to overlook a landmark site across the street from the Bettye Ackerman-Cobb Child Development Center. Inside a small, fenced in patch of earth are the remains of six African-Americans, three women and three men. They are believed to have been slaves.

Feb. 5, 2019

NIB recognizes DLA Aviation employee at Training Conference and Expo

The National Industries for the Blind held their 2018 Training Conference and Exposition in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 13 - 16 and recognized Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Michelle Turner-Walden.

Feb. 4, 2019

‘The American dream is real’: Once a desperate refugee, now a US Army general

Stars and Stripes reporter features Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora inspirational journey from refugee to US Army General.

Jan. 31, 2019

Patriot: from intern to inspiration

From his first day as an intern nearly eight years ago, to today as Division Chief, Efrain ‘Ace’ Acevedo, Tactical Aviation Division, Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Huntsville, Alabama, has found numerous ways to better the lives of his co-workers and active duty service members.

Jan. 30, 2019

Aviation senior leaders discuss survey results with Denison expert, develop action plans

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s new culture champion, Cynthia Stinchcomb, hosted two days of collaboration between DLA Aviation senior leaders and Jay Richards, a founding member and senior consultant with Denison Consulting, Jan. 10 - 11 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.