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News | Dec. 5, 2017

San Joaquin team recognized as Strategic Goal winners for tribute to Nation’s defenders

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California “Stand Behind Those Who Stand For Us” Tribute Wall Team was selected as the DLA Distribution Strategic Goals Award winner for fourth quarter, fiscal year 2017 for its work showcasing first responders and military.

Initially, the plan was to create one wall showcasing pictures of active military, first responders, and veteran employees, as well as their family members.  

However, with a simple challenge and some friendly competition, the 47-member team quickly set out erecting 14 walls in key facilities and warehouses throughout the distribution center. 

The lead for each location assembled their own team and brainstormed to create a unique and distinct tribute that captured the essence of their individual work centers but still paid homage to the brave men and women they serve every day.  

“As an integral part of our nation’s defense, our center has great pride and tremendous gratitude for those who put their lives on the line for our freedoms, especially when they are directly related to us,” said Jodie L. A. Johnson-Micks, chief, Distribution and Specialized Missions Group.  “These walls bring a sense of home to our work family and a human element to the level of achievement and standards that DLA and our entire San Joaquin family strive to uphold every day.”