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April 28, 2020

911 awareness procedures help DSCR employees

National 911 Awareness Month is observed every April on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The 911 system serves as a vital link between emergency responders and the public. The number gives the public a single, simple way to call for help in the event of a fire or other emergency. 911 was chosen as the national emergency phone number during the days of rotary telephones because the 9 and the 1 were easy to find on the dial.

April 24, 2020

DLA PaCE Program bringing in the best of the best in quest for superior support to the nation’s warfighters

Over the next three weeks, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs will run a series of stories profiling the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program and the experiences of those who are just beginning the program, those halfway through and those who have successfully graduated. Today, we spotlight Robert Sparks, product specialist, Nuclear Division, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate. He has been in the program for a little more than four months.

April 22, 2020

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Styron

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.

April 21, 2020

DLA provides critical mapping support, enables USNS Comfort’s COVID-19 NYC support

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation answered an emergency request for nautical charts from the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort in just three hours a little more than a week before it left Norfolk, Virginia, for New York City, where it’s providing critical COVID-19 support.

April 15, 2020

DLA Aviation makes remote operations memorable while supporting the global fight against COVID-19

The Defense Logistics Agency provides daily, behind-the-scenes support for U.S. military operations around the world and is also now providing supplies in the fight against COVID-19.

April 14, 2020

DLA Aviation monitors, expands contract to include COVID-19 combatants

In February, DLA Aviation started looking at its chemical, petroleum, oils and lubricants contract with Science Applications International Corporation to review products available to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

April 13, 2020

DLA Aviation at Ogden employee first to graduate from Air Force Leadership School

When Tara Sugimoto, materials expediter supervisor, Storage and Distribution Division, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden, Utah, graduated from the six-week course held at Hill Air Force Base, Utah on Mar. 24, she was not only the lone civilian amongst 42 uniformed personnel, she also became the first DLA Aviation at Ogden employee to ever do so.

April 10, 2020

Aviation signs contract to certify engine part built through additive manufacturing process for airworthiness

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, the Air Force and General Electric signed a contract March 17 to construct and evaluate an engine part for airworthiness produced using additive manufacturing processes. It is a first for DLA and the Air Force.

April 7, 2020

Employee created boards help visualize warfighter support goals

A few months ago, Daniele Kurze, director, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, came up with a creative way of sustaining, as well as improving on the directorate’s already outstanding support to the nation’s warfighters.

April 6, 2020

DSCR East Gate temporarily closes effective April 8

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and decreased traffic on the installation, the East Gate, accessible from Jefferson Davis Highway on the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, will close effective April 8 until further notice.

April 1, 2020

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Cherokee Frye

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.