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News | Sept. 17, 2019

Media Advisory: Defense Federal Community to celebrate Air Force birthday

DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

The Defense Supply Center Columbus will celebrate the 72nd Air Force Birthday Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. in the Operations Center Auditorium. The event is hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and will feature keynote speaker Air Force Col. Kevin Cullen, commander of The Ohio State University’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment. Cullen is a professor of aerospace studies at OSU and leads a cadre of officers and enlisted personnel responsible for developing future Air Force leaders.

The U.S. Air Force was established on Sept. 18, 1947, through the National Security Act of 1947. Prior to that, the Air Force operated as a combatant arm of the U.S. Army known as the Army Air Forces.

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 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 has annual sales exceeding $3 billion and 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