DLA Land and Maritime News

June 23, 2022

Pride program offers insight on visibility, allyship within the Land and Maritime LGBTQ community

The 2022 Land and Maritime LGBTQ Pride Month program promoted allyship and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and queer people in the federal workforce at Defense Supply Center Columbus June 15 at the Operations Center Auditorium. The program was offered in person and was livestreamed for associates who could not attend.

June 22, 2022

How to watch Land and Maritime Hall of Fame induction June 29

Twelve leaders across the Defense Logistics Agency team in Columbus will be officially inducted into the DLA Land and Maritime Hall of Fame June 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

COLUMBUS, Ohio June 22, 2022

Exit Interview with Col. Christopher Tooman, Land and Maritime Chief of Staff

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime will complete a changeover this month in its Chief of Staff position as U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Tooman transitions to his next command challenge. After a year at the Central Ohio logistics center, Tooman took time last week to reflect on the experiences he’ll take with him and what made his latest assignment “a blast.”

June 21, 2022

Cmdr. John Mullen takes command as father and former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff watches

“I remember it was his change of command day for the USS Yorktown, CG 48, It was 1991 or 1992, I was 12 or 13, and he got up there and had just assumed command. He was giving his opening speech to the crew and made a comment, ‘I am going to make the USS Yorktown better when I leave than when I took over.’” Cmdr. John S. Mullen, commanding officer of Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Ohio River Valley (ORV), said remembering words his father, Former Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. (ret.) Michael Mullen said over 30 years ago.

June 16, 2022

DSCC Child Development Center garden teaches children about science and cooperation

The sun was shining, birds chirping, and the bumblebees were buzzing amid the cacophony of little voices from seven pre-K classes as they took turns to bring their garden to life after a long winter’s sleep in front of the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Child Development Center June 8. The garden serves as an experiential learning experience and is an extension of the curriculum provided in the classroom.

June 15, 2022

DLA Energy Americas West changes command

DLA Energy Americas West bid farewell to Navy Cmdr. Frank Kim during a change of command ceremony at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress, California, June 13. The incoming commander, Navy Cmdr. Anas Maazouzi, was a previous operations officer and military deputy director at DLA Land and Maritime.

June 10, 2022

DSCC fuel point project to provide long-term solution for aging tanks

Three 10,000-gallon fuel tanks were installed at Defense Supply Center Columbus June 1, marking the beginning of a long-term project at the installation’s fuel point to replace aging underground fuel storage tanks with above-ground tanks.

June 10, 2022

U.S. Army to mark 247th Birthday June 14

June 14 not only hails as Flag Day but also is the birthday of America’s first militia, the U.S. Army. This year the Army celebrates it’s 247th Birthday.

June 6, 2022

DLA Land and Maritime inventory management specialist receives Agency recognition

A Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime inventory management specialist was selected as the DLA Director’s Strategic Goals Award winner for second quarter, fiscal year 2022 for his work supporting fiscal stewardship.

June 2, 2022

DSCC commander takes part in local Memorial Day service tradition

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and Defense Supply Center Columbus Commander U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry spoke to a crowd of more than 100 attendees in Bexley, Ohio, at the community’s Memorial Day service May 30.

May 26, 2022

Land and Maritime Chief of Staff addresses leadership development skills

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Christopher Tooman shared his experience on the subject of “Leading Through Change,” with more than 90 military and civilian DLA Land and Maritime associates during the monthly Leadership Development Council  meeting held virtually  May 17.

May 25, 2022

DSCC celebrates Arbor Day, plants 37 native trees at MWR Sports Park

As part of an ongoing effort to further develop Defense Supply Center Columbus’ urban forest under the Tree City USA program, 37 larger caliper native trees were planted at the DSCC MWR Sports Park May 10 by Installation Management personnel.

May 25, 2022

D Lunch and Learn turns focus on resiliency

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Deputy Commander Kenneth Watson spoke on re-entry and resiliency during a directorate culture council event May 12 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

May 11, 2022

DSCC MWR’s Operation Cookie Drop gives Ohio military a big thank you for Military Appreciation Month

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the Defense Supply Center Columbus Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s annual Operation Cookie Drop distributes hundreds of cases of Girl Scout cookies donated by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland each May. This year, the Girl Scouts and DSCC MWR distributed 1300 cases of cookies to about 5,600 service members from 32 units (large and small) throughout Ohio.

May 11, 2022

Land and Maritime announces 2022 Hall of Fame inductees, to induct 2020 and 2021 honorees in combined ceremony

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Deputy Commander Kenneth Watson has announced the inductees into the 2022 DLA Land and Maritime Hall of Fame. Four former Land and Maritime leaders, including two from Maritime Supplier Operations, one from Land Customer Operations and one from Business Process Support, will be inducted in a combined ceremony later this summer along with official inductions for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The two previous induction ceremonies were delayed due to the pandemic.