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Archive: October, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020

Rich Puerto Rican music heritage inspires DLA Aviation band mates

Maurice “Tito” Sanabria’s eyes light up when he talks about what it’s like playing percussion and singing backup vocals as a member of Kadencia, the Richmond, Virginia based Afro-Puerto Rican group. “I love seeing people dance to our music while learning about Puerto Rican music, traditions, culture, and history,” Sanabria said

Oct. 26, 2020

Fall Back: Change your clocks, batteries during daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is Nov. 1. As you move your clocks back an hour, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and other home safety devices.

Oct. 26, 2020

Call for volunteers leads to a seat at the ‘big kids’’ table

In the early part of 2020, my family began planning a family trip to Italy for the spring. We had never been out of the country together. With a son who had just moved back to Virginia and a daughter preparing to move across the country to the West Coast (and pending a husband finally getting his passport), the timing for this vacation felt perfect.

Oct. 23, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Mike Baldwin

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.

Oct. 21, 2020

Leadership Award recipient empowers confidence in team

Travis Dunn is nothing short of inspiring, according to the people who nominated him for the August Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award.

Oct. 20, 2020

Environmental cleanup efforts on DCSR discussed at virtual quarterly meeting

Community members virtually attended the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Environmental Cleanup Program quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting Oct. 19. These meetings have not been held in-person since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct. 16, 2020

Aviation names third quarter Employee of the Quarter award recipients

Three Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees were named Employee of the Quarter Award for the third quarter of FY20, which ran from April to June.

Oct. 16, 2020

Aviation second quarter award winners are at the top of their class

Teamwork, a willingness to grow and an eye toward improvement. These characteristics are evident in the recipients of the Aviation Employee of the Quarter Award for the second quarter of 2020. Despite their different roles, each of them displays professional excellence that contributes to the overall success of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation.

Oct. 15, 2020

Virtual book club brings awareness during Domestic Violence Prevention Month at DSCR

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first introduced in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to bring awareness to victims of domestic violence.

Oct. 14, 2020

Navy celebrates 245 years of victories at sea

On this day, way back in 1775, the Continental Congress established the first American naval force, the precursor to today’s United States Navy. Now fast forward to 1972, when then Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized Oct. 13 to be recognized as the official birthday of the U.S. Navy as a celebration “to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.”

Oct. 9, 2020

The Great ShakeOut: what you can do to prepare for an earthquake

Emergencies can occur in the blink of an eye, with the impact ranging from temporary disruption of activities to a loss of an installation’s ability to perform its assigned missions. Employees receive warnings of approaching weather emergencies, such as blizzards, tornados, floods, etc., in time for them to take measures to minimize loss of life or property. However, there may be no warning signs when it comes to an earthquake.

Oct. 7, 2020

DLA Aviation spotlights Kathiria Robinson during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the nation every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The 2020 theme is “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future.” Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is proud to feature Kathiria Robinson.

Oct. 5, 2020

Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Cooking fires are the number one cause of in-home fires and injuries. The National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 95 years, has announced “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10.

Oct. 2, 2020

Culture/Climate survey solicits employee feedback for continuous improvement efforts in workforce culture

The Defense Logistics Agency’s Culture/Climate Survey begins Oct. 9 and runs through Nov. 13. The survey was originally scheduled for March, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct. 1, 2020

Team Hill Frontlines: Derek McDermeit

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — Derek McDermeit works for Defense Logistics Agency Ogden where he conducts inventory code inspections and helps evaluate and maintain the stock readiness of every Shop Service Center. He is from Brigham, Utah, and his hobbies include hunting, riding four-wheelers, and camping.