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Dec. 22, 2020

Land and Maritime small business leader bids farewell after 40 years of service

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime will bid farewell to retiring Office of Small Business Programs Director Anita Luich in January. Luich took time this month to share insights from her 40 years of service to the nation.

Dec. 22, 2020

2020 in review: Year full of change, challenge and opportunity

As 2020 comes to a close, the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime looks back at the highlights of the past year supporting our nation’s warfighters.

Dec. 18, 2020

DLA award winners announced, eight from Columbus workforce named

Eight Columbus employees and two teams garnered top honors in the 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards announced by the Defense Logistics Agency this week. Three award recipients are assigned to DLA Land and Maritime’s Land Supplier Operations Directorate, two work for DLA Installation Management – Columbus and the three remaining individual awardees are from the Safety and Occupational Health Division, Procurement Process Support Directorate and Joint Reserve Force, respectively.

Dec. 10, 2020

Having a good holiday season – in spite of the pandemic!

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches into nearly a full year of impacting our daily lives, it can feel like it’s hard to find any fun in your day-to-day routine. (Life at home can feel a lot like Groundhog Day—and not in a good way.) You may feel stressed, sad or anxious because your holiday plans may look different during this health emergency. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays.

Nov. 25, 2020

‘Never borrow from yourself’: Customer account specialist shares best advice of his 50-year career

This week marks five decades since a young Chester Parker entered an Army recruiting center and embarked on a federal career that took him around the world. Today, Parker is a customer account specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Land Customer Operations. In this capacity he serves as the “face” to Army and Marine Corps customers and engages with them daily to understand their specific logistics needs.

Nov. 23, 2020

National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Shawn Cody

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

Nov. 17, 2020

Marine Corps celebrates 245th birthday in Columbus

The Marine Corps celebrated 245 years of service to the nation during a birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Nov. 10.

Nov. 10, 2020

Where to watch 2020 Veterans Day virtual tributes

Several local and national organizations will pivot from traditional Veterans Day festivities in light of the current health emergency and offer virtual opportunities to honor our nation’s veterans. Below is a snapshot of locally and nationally scheduled events.

Nov. 9, 2020

Flag Precedence: Why the Marine Corps is senior to the Navy

Anyone who has attended a military event or sat in a briefing where the Service flags are displayed should know that the order of precedence goes from left to right. The National Ensign followed by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy…wait. What? The Marine Corps is senior to the Navy in order of precedence even though it is an underling to the Department of the Navy? Is it because we can do more pull-ups? Run farther? Carry more weight? Have better looking uniforms? No. It’s a little debatable but seems to stem from a litany of historical events.

Nov. 9, 2020

Honoring their sacrifice: Marine Corps turns 245

This year we celebrate the 245th Birthday of our Corps. On Feb 23, 2020 we commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the raising of our flag on Mount Suribachi. Iwo was a bloody, 36-day long chapter in the World War II Pacific saga as our brothers fought and died for control of the tiny atoll.

Nov. 9, 2020

Why be a Marine

On this, the 245th Marine Corps Birthday, I like to reflect on what it is that truly makes the Corps something special to those who haven’t worn the uniform. I’d like to tell you about a time when I was on recruiting duty and a young man came into my office seeking to find out about joining the Corps.

Nov. 6, 2020

National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Ann Large

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

Oct. 28, 2020

Land and Maritime Electronics Product Testing Lab gets new battery evaluation capability

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime expanded the capacity of its Electronics Product Test Center with the grand opening of a new in-house battery testing facility Oct. 26. Progressing from a vision more than 10 months ago the new facility is the tangible result of a lengthy team process purposed to improve operational efficiency while also saving money.

Oct. 28, 2020

National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Patricia Hampton

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

Oct. 28, 2020

DLA Land and Maritime celebrates American Indian heritage in November

November is the month where time is set aside to recognize Native Americans and Alaskan’s prominent accomplishments and contributions to our country during the National American Indian Heritage Month observance. This year’s theme is “Patriot Nations - Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces: We have a sacred purpose to protect our land.”