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Oct. 26, 2016

Advocate for deaf community bridges communication gap

The Equal Employment Offices of the McNamara Headquarters Complex tenant agencies hosted a final event to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month Oct. 25. Katrina Labouliere, a sign language interpreter, spoke to employees about “Creating a Deaf-Friendly Environment.”

Oct. 26, 2016

Profiles in Resiliency: Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tobin

Army Command Sgt. Major Charles Tobin, DLA's senior enlisted leader, candidly shares how he overcame personal challenges in the latest video highlighting the resiliency of DLA employees.

Oct. 25, 2016

Profiles in Resiliency: Tanya Lee

Tanya Lee leads the audit readiness human performance team in DLA Finance. She used to travel often for her job, until she began experiencing life-threatening blood clots and heart problems. Lee discovered the source of her strength in faith and fortitude.

Oct. 25, 2016

Positive attitude, faith lead DLA employee with disabilities to DoD recognition

A DLA employee's courage when faced with a neurological disorder that had doctors giving him only 30 days left to live has been recognized with an award from the secretary of Defense.

Oct. 24, 2016

New process incorporates digital telework requests with timekeeping system

For eligible employees, telework provides a means of meeting mission requirements at an alternate work site while eliminating stressors associated with commutes, parking and common workplace interruptions. Currently, approximately 16,000 Defense Logistics Agency employees are telework eligible.

Oct. 24, 2016

Profiles in Resiliency: Phil Dawson

When a DLA employee's personal life took an unexpected turn, he sought help from the Employee Assistance Program. Sharing his feelings helped him develop resiliency and emotional wellness.

Oct. 21, 2016

Educator, therapist explains hidden disabilities

Many disabilities are not obvious to others but are just as life-changing, according to a psychologist, pastor and former professor in a presentation to DLA leaders and employees recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Oct. 20, 2016

DLA Director promotes agency to military logistics professionals

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch wants more military logisticians, especially those in the prime of their careers, to think of DLA as a desirable and career-enhancing place to serve, he told the audience at an Oct. 12 event.

Oct. 20, 2016

If these walls could talk: Political paraphernalia under the Hatch Act

Not all communication is electronic. And not all political activity prohibited by the Hatch Act is written or spoken.

Oct. 18, 2016

Crime Prevention Month: Protect yourself

Staying alert, keeping a low profile and securing your property will help you avoid becoming a target for criminals, say security officials at DLA Installation Support.

Oct. 14, 2016

DLA Rapid Deployment Team leads agency in support for Haiti relief

A DLA Rapid Deployment Team and personnel from across the agency recently deployed to Haiti to provide a range of services, supplies, expertise and infrastructure as the agency assists in disaster relief following Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 14, 2016

Navy birthday celebrates ‘America’s Sailor’

Members of the Navy from organizations across the McNamara Headquarters Complex came together to celebrate 241 years of history during the Navy’s birthday ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Oct. 12.

Oct. 13, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month a call to prevent, assist

One in four women and one in seven men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every October, National Domestic Awareness Month is observed to prevent domestic abuse and intimate-partner violence.

Oct. 12, 2016

Speaker shares advice for living with disability, working with disabled coworkers

A manager from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services shared her agency’s advice on what to do if you become disabled and offered tips for interacting courteously with people who have disabilities, in an Oct. 11 presentation at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Oct. 12, 2016

DLA Energy provides fuel support to Hurricane Matthew relief

Defense Logistics Agency Energy is providing essential fuel support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to ongoing Hurricane Matthew relief operations in the United States and Haiti.