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June 16, 2020

Team Hill Frontlines: Jennifer Child

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — Jennifer Child works for the Defense Logistics Agency as a material handler in the Storage and Distribution Division, where she supports the F-16 and A-10 weapon systems, as well as the C-130 cargo plane.

June 10, 2020

Training the next generation of warfighter supporters goes virtual during pandemic

When Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Class 39 kicked off March 16, 20-year Army veteran Daryl Johnson was among the 30 members embarking on the two-year journey. The DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program trains entry-level employees for advancement in supply, technical quality, procurement and finance fields through on-the-job work assignments, cross-training, rotational assignments and formal instruction. Johnson and his classmates were still in-processing into DLA when the agency launched a maximum telework policy March 23 due to COVID-19.

June 8, 2020

DLA Aviation adjusts to COVID-19 changes, ensures military readiness

The Defense Department’s aviation supply chain manager prepared to support coronavirus relief efforts as news of the virus became known early this year.

June 4, 2020

Commander bids farewell to Aviation-Cherry Point team during ceremony

Navy Cmdr. Keith Klemm bid farewell to his Defense Logistics Agency Aviation - Cherry Point team during his retirement ceremony May 28. Klemm will officially end his 20-year Navy career Oct. 1.

June 3, 2020

DLA Aviation-Cherry Point welcomes new commander

In a virtual ceremony held May 28, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford welcomed Navy Cmdr. Isaac May as the new DLA Aviation–Cherry Point commander. May assumed command from Navy Cmdr. Keith Klemm.

June 2, 2020

Supply chain analysis tool helps teams solve problems before they arise

Imagine being able to see into the future and solve problems before they reach critical mass. Sounds unlikely, right? Not for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Business Process Support Directorate’s Industrial Analysis Support Branch Chief Adam Hardee and his team, who use inventory tracking software in combination with a new predictive metric to ensure supply chain disruptions are resolved before they affect fleet repair operations.

May 29, 2020

Virtual change of command ceremony celebrates leaders’ accomplishments from afar

Navy Capt. Ernan Obellos relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation – San Diego to Navy Cmdr. Maxine Gardner in a virtual change of command ceremony May 27 on Naval Base Coronado. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford, who is currently on a special assignment as Deputy of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., officiated the ceremony virtually from his office there.

May 28, 2020

“Get Out Challenge” keeps employees active, connected

Virtual workouts, picking strawberries, mountain walks and volunteering at a local food bank are activities McKesia Hester said took place during the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate’s “Get Out Challenge.”

May 26, 2020

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Jennifer Kim Deskins

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council national 2020 theme is “Unite Our Nation by Empowering Equality.” In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of World War II, the Defense Department theme is “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future!”

May 21, 2020

DLA Aviation Spotlight: Jennifer Child

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.

May 20, 2020

Multi-party communication resolves delay in contracts

Warfighter success depends on efficient teams and when one Defense Logistics Agency Aviation team experienced process delays, they set out to correct the issue in January and get things moving again.

May 19, 2020

DLA Aviation leader uses virtual fist bump to connect with staff

Roy Drake knows greetings matter and can change the course of someone’s day and outlook. Communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a priority for him in combating stress, uncertainty and social distancing among his staff.

May 18, 2020

Virtual cookbook exemplifies resiliency among Aviation employees

The cookbook concept is a perfect example of teamwork to improve morale and implements the social pillar of DLA’s resiliency model during COVID-19.

May 15, 2020

DLA Aviation lends one of its own to national COVID-19 response

A Defense Logistics Agency contracting officer with firsthand experience responding to a crisis is helping the agency’s Rapid Deployment Blue Team support U.S. Army North medical and logistics units responding to COVID-19.

May 14, 2020

DLA Aviation expedites part, enabling USS Nimitz to make on time deployment schedule

While the rest of the world seems to be shutting down, Defense Logistics Agency employees are ramping up their efforts in support of our nation’s ever-evolving warfighting mission.