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Dec. 9, 2020

DLA Aviation soars above the competition, named best of the best in Defense Department Supply Chain Excellence

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment named Defense Logistics Agency Aviation as the winner of the 2019 Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Excellence. The award honors organizations that made exceptional progress through innovative development or adoption of best supply chain practices. It also provides a showcase for innovative management and technology tools used to improve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness to enhance warfighter support.

Dec. 7, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Douglas Schilens

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Dec. 3, 2020

White Christmas: DSCR Angel Tree gets virtual makeover in time for the holidays

Daniel White saved Christmas for 128 students from Bellwood, Bensley and Reid Elementary Schools and Meadowbrook High School.

Dec. 2, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Ecklund

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Dec. 1, 2020

What the Holidays Mean to Me: Katie Krefft

During the month of December, DLA Aviation Public Affairs will be running a special series of stories titled What the Holidays Mean to Me. The purpose is to spotlight members of the DLA Aviation workforce during the holidays.

Nov. 25, 2020

How to find out about changes in DSCR operating status throughout the winter season

As we head into the holiday-season and with winter right around the corner, we can expect there will be inclement weather or other emergencies. Oftentimes, these types of incidents are followed by the closing of Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia to everyone except individuals considered essential personnel.

Nov. 17, 2020

DLA Aviation supervisor builds trust within teams, wins September Leadership Award

Brian Kovach credits his success to his team, whose hard work he says, helped earn him the September Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award.

Nov. 16, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Devon LeCointe

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Nov. 13, 2020

DLA Aviation participates in virtual AMCOM 101

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s 101 conference pressed on Nov. 4 – 5, 2020, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A notable difference from attendees gathering at Redstone Arsenal’s Sparkman Center in Huntsville, Alabama, was 90% of the participants connected virtually to illustrate how AMCOM supports Army leadership across the aviation enterprise from around the world.

Nov. 12, 2020

DLA Aviation instrumental in keeping Navy aircraft safely secured during rough sea operations

It takes skills and nerves of ice for a Navy pilot to take off and land an aircraft on a ship’s flight deck, essentially a miniature airfield, that is pitching, rolling and yawing in rough seas which these ships operate in. This feat poses a whole different set of challenges for helicopter pilots when they are called upon to meticulously hover over and securely set the bird down on a much smaller landing area of a destroyer, vice the almost four football field length of an aircraft carrier.

Nov. 10, 2020

Marine Corps turns 245

On this day, in 1775, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed a resolution establishing the Marine Corps to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War. The recruiting headquarters was set up in the Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia, which is considered to be the birthplace of the Marines.

Nov. 6, 2020

Hard-work and dedication: August employees of the month demonstrate excellence during stressful times

Diane Pettit, sustainment specialist, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Tracy Williams, sustainment specialist Lead, DLA Aviation Ogden, Utah, were both named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month for August.

Nov. 5, 2020

Pumping iron returns to DSCR Fitness Center

Paul Henry, an electrician for Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, seemed like a kid in the candy store as he moved from one piece of equipment to another inside the Fitness Center on DSCR. Working out there is something he hasn’t been able to do since it was shut down in early spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov. 4, 2020

DLA Aviation at Ogden commander promoted to Colonel

The famed Army General George S. Patton once said, “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” This quote is how Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Carmichael best described his promotion to the rank of Colonel during a ceremony held at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 30.

Nov. 2, 2020

Lead-acid a positive for the environment

Batteries aren’t exactly great for the environment, but recycling is. Employees from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Richmond, DLA Installation Management Richmond and DLA Disposition Services Richmond, Virginia turned a negative into a positive Oct. 28 when they decided to return over 1,500 lead-acid batteries back to the manufacturer.