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Archive: October, 2020

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.”

Oct. 26, 2020

DLA associate views disability as new lease on life

“Don’t let people define and pity you because of your deafness. Be who you are; show them who you are.” These words of wisdom have served as a moral compass for Teresa Brunotte, who has been legally deaf since she was a young child.

Oct. 16, 2020

COVATTA caps Navy birthday celebration at DLA Land and Maritime

The U.S. Navy celebrated its 245th Birthday and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime joined the festivities with a trimmed down version of its fun-themed cardboard regatta. A celebration staple for the last several years, the COVID-19 health emergency has required health and safety adaptations that have scaled down this year’s version.

Oct. 15, 2020

September orientation introduces 50 new associates

September 23 was the first day of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime New Employee Orientation for 50 new employees but this orientation was different than previous months. Participants were able to log in via WebRTC and use their webcams to see presenters and fellow employees instead of logging in to watch the PowerPoint presentations. This adjustment made the two-day orientation more interactive.

Oct. 15, 2020

Vision loss doesn’t stop DLA associate from achieving dreams

The last five years have been kind to Gregory Ramsey. The contracting specialist met and married his wife, embarked on a new career at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and became a father. In an interview for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, he described this time in his life as a whirlwind and how he’s able to “see” better than ever despite being legally blind.

Oct. 8, 2020

Reasonable accommodations help strengthen Land and Maritime workforce

It’s a fact of life that anyone at some point in time could develop a disability that hampers one or more areas of life. This reality is a reason to call attention to the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disability Act and the Rehabilitation Act as amended.

Oct. 8, 2020

Land and Maritime commander talks Ohio’s support to national defense readiness

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry participated as a guest panelist in Ohio’s Defense and Aerospace Forum state-wide event conducted virtually Oct. 6.

Oct. 2, 2020

Fire Prevention Week focuses on safety during pandemic conditions

Fire Prevention Week is observed nationally during October 4-10. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Oct. 1, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Carlos Guzman

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