DLA Land and Maritime News

Nov. 18, 2021

Commentary: Catawba Indian Nation keeps Native American traditions alive

The final article in recognition of Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month introduces the Piedmont area of South Carolina, North Carolina and parts of Virginia representing the ancestral lands of the Catawba Indians who have occupied the region along the Catawba River dating back 6,000 years.

Nov. 16, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime celebrates the 246th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

On the eve of Veterans Day, members of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime workforce paused to commemorate the U.S. Marine Corps’ 246th Birthday in a hybrid event at the Operations Center Nov. 10.

Nov. 12, 2021

Commentary: Sacred water vital to Crow Tribe’s way of life

The Native American/Alaskan Native Employment Program continues its series celebrating Native American culture with an inside look into the spiritual role of water. The committee selected the Crow Tribe’s relationship with water as the focus of their third piece illuminating rituals, spiritual teachings and the connection to earth. Through the perspective of the Apsáalooke, also known as the Crow Tribe, water is both a critical resource in human survival and Native American spiritual traditions.

Nov. 5, 2021

WWII veteran’s grave rediscovered thanks to DLA Land and Maritime associate’s efforts

A Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employee is generating a lot of buzz around the world this week. Army veteran and DLA Land and Maritime Customer Account Specialist Nathan Reynolds is being lauded across the globe for his instrumental efforts to rediscover the gravesite of World War II veteran Arthur Lewis and ensure the delivery of a proper gravestone marking his service. 

Nov. 4, 2021

Commentary: Beauty, Balance and Harmony in Native American traditions

The 2021 theme for Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month emphasizes the rich traditions that form the foundations of social development combined with spirituality as the life blood of a life of resilience. This narrative represents one in a series of articles celebrating Native American culture.

Nov. 4, 2021

DSCC federal community participates in annual Columbus Veterans Day Parade

The Columbus Veterans Day Parade returned Nov. 5 after a pandemic pause and Defense Supply Center Columbus volunteers are getting in on the action ahead of the big day. Over the years, volunteers from DSCC’s largest tenants at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Columbus have helped organize and put on the Columbus Veterans Day Parade, said John Dreska, division chief for DLA Land and Maritime’s Batteries, Tires, Engines and Armament section.

Nov. 2, 2021

Disability Employment Awareness Month Program focuses on inclusion in the workplace

Listening to just the audio of then 12-year-old Christopher Duffley singing the National Anthem at a 2013 Boston Red Sox baseball game, you would think he was Harry Connick Jr., or a young Michael Jackson and not the small red-headed autistic and blind boy who was seen on the screen at the 2021 Defense Federal Community National Disability Employment Awareness Month hybrid program at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Operations Center Auditorium on Oct. 20.

Oct. 29, 2021

Grounded in Tradition…Resilient in Spirit: Celebrating Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month

In November, we recognize Native Americans and Alaskan Natives prominent accomplishments and contributions to our country during National American Indian Heritage Month observances. Due to the pandemic, we will celebrate Native American Heritage Month by sharing informative articles in the DLA and DFAS daily bulletins and websites.

Oct. 29, 2021

Navy once again comes out on top at the second annual Navy Birthday COVATTA

Out of a field of 10 hand built and meticulously decorated boats, Don E’s Revenge, owned by Navy Cmdr. Eric McCandless, blew out the competition and emerged victorious, an improvement on his second place finish last year. Some of his competitors came close but he was sure it was certain modifications that thwarted all others in the field that day in the second annual COVATTA, a abridged version of the annual regatta staged at the Eagle Eye Golf Course pond pre-COVID. The COVATTA was part of the 246th Navy Birthday celebration at Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Oct. 27, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime Commander visits command detachments

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry moved strategically to reestablish in-person ties with Land and Maritime detachments at the DLA Maritime Norfolk and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard through on-site visits as travel restrictions eased across the Department of Defense. Fabry completed the two-day swing at the end of September before returning to Columbus, Ohio.

Oct. 22, 2021

Land and Maritime’s second annual leader-led ethics training an interactive affair

Ethics training is often thought of as a dry and boring requirement, but the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Legal Office livened it up a bit with an interactive hybrid event on Oct. 7 featuring a panel of Land and Maritime leaders from across the enterprise recounting ethical challenges they have faced in their careers.

Oct. 22, 2021

DSCC firemen make cameo in latest fitness center video

The Defense Supply Center Columbus Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center’s staff have worked tirelessly to stay engaged with customers and develop meaningful content during the COVID-19 pandemic. WOW! Workout Wednesdays launched last month and features short, weekly workout videos that can be combined or repeated to create personalized workouts for any fitness level.

Oct. 21, 2021

Short Story, Milton Lewis (retired), DLA Land and Maritime, DLA 60th Anniversary

In Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. soldiers lost lives to roadside bombs. In 2007, the Secretary of Defense made a commitment to Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Former Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Acquisition Executive Milton K. Lewis talks about how he and his team took on the challenge and worked tirelessly to make sure repair parts were available so MRAPs could be maintained and warfighters would be saved.

Oct. 20, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime Timeline of the Past 60 Years

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime based at the Defense Supply Center Columbus has a long history of support to our nation’s forces. The installation was dedicated in 1918 to expedite shipments of supplies to troops serving with the Allied Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.

Oct. 18, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime employees honored for efforts resulting in conviction in long-running fraud case

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service honored two Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employees recently for their efforts in tracking a decades-long scheme by New Orleans businessman Robert Klein to defraud DOD of millions of dollars. The effort to hold Klein accountable was a partnership between DLA Land and Maritime, DCIS, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who prosecuted the case.