DLA Aviation News

Archive: April, 2021

April 30, 2021

Vaccine clinic draws over 100 DSCR employees

Volunteers from the Virginia Army National Guard at Fort Pickett near Blackstone, Virginia, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond and DLA Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate managed a pop-up vaccine clinic at Defense Supply Center Richmond April 27. More than 100 DLA employees were given the first of two COVID-19 vaccine injections.

April 29, 2021

DLA director meets Richmond-based employees, praises commitment to mission

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic visited Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, April 16 for the first time since she became director of the enterprise in July. She previously headed supplier operations for DLA Aviation from August 2008 to August 2011.

April 28, 2021

Plan ahead, have an emergency supply kit when disaster strikes

The time disaster meets you at your front door is not the time to find out you don’t have adequate supplies to make it through the disaster. Start building your emergency disaster plan and survival supplies kit now.

April 27, 2021

DSCR opens new East Gate

The Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, opened its new East Gate located off of U.S. Route 1 in Chesterfield County April 26.

April 23, 2021

For DLA Aviation Leadership Award recipient, collaboration is central to leadership

While some leaders may take the “Simon Says” approach with their teams, for one Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award recipient leadership is all about collaboration.

April 22, 2021

Slogan by DLA mechanic to mark agency’s 60th anniversary 

An automotive mechanic with a penchant for World War I and II history is the winner of the Defense Logistics Agency’s 60th anniversary slogan contest with “Forged by History, Focused on the Future.” 

April 22, 2021

Spring into action when traveling or getting together in public gatherings

Defense Logistics Agency security officials remind employees to take security precautions when traveling.

April 21, 2021

DLA Aviation logistics ops center vital to warfighter support during pandemic

The Aviation Logistics Operations Center has been a hub for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s warfighter support during the COVID-19 pandemic by overseeing over a dozen functions ranging from monitoring weapons system readiness to developing logistics plans that support every combatant command.

April 20, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Cory Jaeger

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 16, 2021

How to properly prepare for a hurricane

Hurricanes are a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. These storms can cause catastrophic damage to communities and property. This article focuses on ways to better prepare yourself and family for this meteorological threat.

April 15, 2021

Aggressive contamination cleanup efforts paying off on DCSR

Community members virtually attended the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Environmental Cleanup Program quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting April 12. These meetings have been held virtually since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

April 14, 2021

DSCR's Bellwood Elk thrive during pandemic thanks to great care

This past year has taught us how important it is to take care of ourselves and stay healthy. The same is true with our Bellwood elk herd on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

April 13, 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Spotlight: Katrina Leverette

DLA Aviation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Katrina Leverette takes pride in educating employees about sexual assault to help the agency become free from sexually inappropriate behavior.

April 12, 2021

DLA increases map production cycle, ensures safety in aircraft navigation

Maps guide us where we need to go, but they are only as current as their last update. For many years, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Distribution distributed updated map products to customers on a 168-day production cycle. That changed in February when the Federal Aviation Administration determined that timeline was too long and could lead to safety issues in aeronautical navigation.

April 9, 2021

After a decade in the “Boneyard,” Wise Guy back in action

On May 19, 2016, an Air Force B-52 Bomber, with seven crew members onboard, crashed at Anderson Air Force Base on Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific close to 4,000 miles west of Hawaii. All survived the fiery crash that reduced the Air Force’s B-52 fleet to 75, one less than the congressionally mandated 76.