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News | Nov. 2, 2018

Wounded warrior will speak at DSCC Veterans Day observance

DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

Release No. 181102          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A wounded warrior will be the keynote speaker during the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ annual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 7.

Columbus, Ohio, native and retired Army Capt. Karen Roddy-Spikes will speak about her military experience and what it means to be a veteran during a presentation at the installation’s Operations Center Auditorium beginning at 1 p.m.

Roddy-Spikes spent more than 23 years serving her country and deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, sustaining injury while assigned to the 1397th Transportation Battalion serving in Kuwait.

A Veterans Information Fair will be held on-site prior to the presentation and feature over a dozen community representatives offering services to veterans. Vendors include the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, 9th Legal Operations Detachment and the Franklin Country Recorder’s Office among others.

Media interested in attending should contact the DSCC and DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs Office at 614-692-2328 or for additional details. RSVPs are required no later than 24 hours prior to the event due to enhanced security screening procedures. Plan to arrive at the Yearling Road Visitor’s Center no later than 45 minutes prior to the event.

For more than 100 years, the Defense Supply Center Columbus has been a vital logistics center in Central Ohio, providing weapons system and platform support to U.S. forces and other federal agencies across the globe. As DSCC’s largest tenant, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime maintains command oversight of the installation. DLA Land and Maritime manages more than 2 million unique inventory parts to support several thousand multiservice weapons systems and the Warfighters who rely on them. Find more news and information at