DLA Aviation News

Archive: November, 2021

Nov. 29, 2021

Oklahoma City commander thanks employees for their years of service

Air Force Col. Jason Kalin took command of DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City in August and said he was excited to be a part of the team noting their strong work ethic and dedication. From September to October, Kalin reached to out to 61 employees to recognize their length of service and outstanding performance.

Nov. 24, 2021

Local shelter gives thanks for DSCR generosity

Defense Supply Center Richmond employees and local organization Home Again Shelter have partnered this year to gather a cornucopia of donations for a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The workforce donated Thanksgiving meal items, which Home Again Shelter employees used to create meal kits for families in need throughout the Greater Richmond, Virginia, region.

Nov. 23, 2021

Senior leader conference focuses on supply chain priorities and future opportunities

Senior leaders from across Defense Logistics Agency Aviation discussed the agency’s fiscal 2022 operational setting and its impact on the aviation supply chain when they met in Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 16-17.

Nov. 23, 2021

Safety tips to help ensure happy holidays for all

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond Fire and Emergency Services’ fire inspectors would like to remind everyone of the importance of safety during the holidays.

Nov. 18, 2021

Teambuilding event allows DLA Aviation employees to “Feed More” of the community’s school-aged children

On a normal day, the contract and product specialists assigned to the Engines and Airframes Division I within the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate are knee deep getting spare aviation items on contract and delivered to our warfighters. Whether it’s awarding purchase and delivery orders or responding to referrals and coordinating on product quality deficiency reports, the team is typically hard at work supporting the agency’s mission.

Nov. 17, 2021

Behind the scenes work safeguards hardware transition

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Directorate employees were busy over the last year as DLA began standing down its industrial hardware supply chain and moving item management of almost half a million parts to DLA Aviation and to DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio.

Nov. 10, 2021

DLA Aviation employees recognized for outstanding warfighter support in August

Richard Armstrong and Tyrone Paige were selected as Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Employees of the Month for August. Armstrong won in the general schedule (GS) 10-13 category. Paige took the award in the GS 1-9 category.

Nov. 9, 2021

Practice makes perfect: DLA personnel conduct emergency training exercise on DSCR

Key personnel within Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond, including representatives from Security and Emergency Services, Environmental Management, and DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office, gathered in Conference Room One of Bldg. 34 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 4 for a tabletop exercise.

Nov. 5, 2021

Collaboration improves Marine One fleet readiness operations

While every aircraft serving the U.S. armed forces is critical to mission success, few roles are as important to both morale and mission as Marine One. Because of this, the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina team takes its duty seriously keeping the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One [HMX-1] ready for service.

Nov. 3, 2021

Change your clock, change your battery: fall back Nov. 7

DLA Installation Management Richmond’s Fire and Emergency Services welcomes fall’s 2021, “Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery” Campaign as daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021.

Nov. 1, 2021

DLA Aviation career broadener trading blue stripes for gold bars

They say the third time is a charm. Well, in the case of Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Farris, three times that was a charm. Farris was recently selected for conversion from enlisted to officer. It was his ninth try. He currently serves as a material management enlisted career broadener within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Directorate’s Post Award Division.