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Dec. 17, 2021

ABC 6 News ‘She Serves’ features DLA Land and Maritime commander, readiness officer

A news special focusing on women in the military on ABC 6 News features two Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime leaders.

Dec. 13, 2021

Annual holiday event returns to DSCC

The annual Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Holiday Open House was held in person on Dec. 8, following a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols.

Dec. 8, 2021

Logistics on Location: DLA Land and Maritime supports USS Nitze

VIDEO: The supply team on the Navy destroyer USS Nitze works closely with Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Norfolk to get the repair parts it needs to complete its mission while at sea.

Dec. 1, 2021

Rock Your Mocs winner announced

The Native American/Alaskan Native Employment Program has announced the winner of the 2021 Rock Your Mocs contest is Steven Zimmer. Zimmer is a resolution specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime's Maritime Supplier Operations directorate.

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.