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News | March 8, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Amanda Foss

DLA Aviation Public Affairs

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139. 

Name: Amanda Foss

Organization: DLA Aviation at Ogden

Years of Service: Six months

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? I’m a material handler. I pick up and receive parts to support the Air Force shops in my building.

What do you like most about your job? The thing I like most about my job is there’s always something to learn and there are many different people that I am able to interact with.

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? Picking up orders for the shops. I get a sense of pride knowing I can get the shops what they need to keep the mission going.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them? Thank you for fighting for our freedom and keeping me and my family safe.

What was your first job? My first job was making quesadillas and grilling chicken at Del Taco in Roy, Utah.

Do you have an unfulfilled wish? Yes, I do. I want to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Probably not going to happen because I absolutely hate flying. 

What is the most surprising/unexpected thing others don’t know about you? The thing that would most surprise people is that I actually go by my middle name, which is Amanda. My first name is Alison. It confuses a lot of people.  

What are some of your passions outside of work? The things I’m most passionate about outside of work are my husband, two children, three dogs, camping, listening to true crime podcasts, watching documentaries and Los Angeles Chargers football!!

If you could pick a personal motto, what would it be? Do your best!

Who is the most influential person in your life, past or present? The most influential person in my life would be my mom. She always did everything she could to help me and seeing how hard she worked all my life really showed me how to be dedicated and to work hard.

Who is your favorite actor or actress and why? My favorite actor is Keanu Reeves. He’s passionate about life, a charitable man and is John Wick!

If you could start your life over again, what would you do differently? I think if I could start over, I would definitely smile more, be nicer to everyone and be more adventurous.