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March 14, 2022

Annual tornado drill held on Defense Supply Center Richmond

Every year, Virginia’s tornado season peaks during the spring and summer seasons. It’s a time when the commonwealth is susceptible to severe thunderstorms which can produce short-lived, but very destructive tornados.

March 10, 2022

DLA employees honored in Defense Logistics Agency’s 54th Annual Employee Recognition Awards video

The Defense Logistics Agency released a video March 10 in recognition of its 54th Annual Employee Recognition Award Program for 2021. The awards recognize leadership and hard work in support of the agency’s mission in 13 categories.

March 9, 2022

Spring forward safely by changing your clocks, batteries during daylight saving time

Fire and Emergency Services personnel with Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond are encouraging employees to change batteries in smoke alarms when they change their clocks for daylight saving time March 13.

March 7, 2022

Grieving mothers find strength from family, friends and DLA Employee Assistance Program

In the mid-1980’s, the late pop icon Prince recorded a song for the Under the Cherry Moon soundtrack titled Sometimes it Snows in April. In it, he laments “Sometimes I wish that life was never ending, but all good things they say, never last.” It’s an emotion Gail Gillus, a supervisory program analyst within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Command Support Directorate’s Resource Management Division at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, has experienced for the past five months.

March 2, 2022

DSCR testing mass warning system during Virginia annual tornado drill March 8

Virginia Severe Weather Awareness Week 2022 takes place March 7-11. On March 8, the annual tornado response drill will take place throughout many cities and counties within the commonwealth. During the drill, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, will test the mass warning notification system, Giant Voice, with a "seek shelter" message.

Feb. 28, 2022

December employees of the month recognized for exemplary work performance

Trang Ho Nguyen, an inventory management specialist in the Materiel Management Division of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Christina Nelson, a customer support specialist lead in the Materiel Management Division of DLA Aviation at Jacksonville, Florida, were both named DLA Aviation Employees of the Month for December 2021.

Feb. 25, 2022

DLA employees focus on health issues during Black History Month

More than 40 Defense Logistics Aviation employees attended a virtual seminar on health and wellness Feb. 23 hosted by DLA Aviation’s supplier operations directorates and the activity’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office.

Feb. 23, 2022

Sanford shares warfighter support strategies at International Military Helicopter Symposium

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford shared updates on DLA Aviation’s aircraft sustainment mission with a transatlantic audience during a United Kingdom-based International Helicopter Summit Feb. 16.

Feb. 22, 2022

Dynamic frontline leadership leads to branch chief’s selection as DLA Aviation’s top leader for December

Selfless attitude and willingness to accept all challenges with confidence are attributes that earned Rodney Dunson the DLA Aviation Leadership Award for December. He’s the Hardware/Nuclear Reactors Program Branch chief within the Planning Material Division of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Programs Directorate in Richmond, Virginia.

Feb. 18, 2022

DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City improves warfighter support through demand consensus events

One of the more challenging tasks for the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation teams supporting the Air Force industrial customers at the retail industrial sites is determining what materials to have on hand, quantities to stock, timelines of the requirement and ensuring demand and supply planning factors within DLA business systems are postured to maintain procurement pipelines for items with consistent demands.

Feb. 16, 2022

Deputy assistant secretary of defense for logistics gets in depth look at DLA Aviation missions

DLA Aviation senior leaders discussed aircraft sustainment challenges with Leigh Method during her visit Feb. 10 to the DLA Aviation Operations Building on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Method is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for logistics within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Washington, D.C.

Feb. 14, 2022

DLA director meets with DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City leadership team

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic saw how the DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City team supports the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex’s critical missions during her Feb. 9 visit to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Feb. 11, 2022

Eisenhower students learn real-world impact of their studies through discussions with DLA

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation participated in a virtual seminar for the Organic Industrial Base class at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy on Feb. 4. This annual event brings together DLA leaders and students to connect what they learn with real-world impact.

Feb. 9, 2022

Kind and caring leader awarded DLA Aviation November Leadership Award

Oscar Moore , was awarded the DLA Aviation Leadership Award for November 2021. Moore is a supervisory inventory management specialist in the Component/Indirect Material Planning and Support Branch at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Feb. 7, 2022

November Employee of the Month awardees show commitment to excellence

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation selected Robert Redmond and Richard Bullock as its November Employee of the Month awardees, recognizing them for their commitment to excellence.