Commander meets with Chesterfield County leadership

By Amy T. Clement DLA Aviation Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry met with Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joseph Casey (right); Deputy County Administrator for Finance and Administration Lou Lassiter and Chesterfield County Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle Oct. 19 to discuss DLA Aviation’s mission, as well as future partnership opportunities with the county and community. 

DLA Aviation’s headquarters is located on Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. DSCR is also home to other DLA activities, as well as several Department of Defense and other organizations on the 600-acre installation including the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Collection Management Facility, the Virginia Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve 80th Training Command.

DSCR is has a significant economic impact in Chesterfield County and within the Commonwealth of Virginia. With hundreds of millions of dollars in wages and industry sales and thousands of jobs, the financial impact on the state, as reported in a 2013 Economic Impact Analysis prepared by the Virginal Employment Commission, is $315,741,632.

Personnel from DSCR organizations have been important members of the Chesterfield County and Richmond-Metro communities since the installation was activated in 1942.  Recent community involvement includes:  yearly blood drives supporting local area hospitals and blood banks, an annual angel tree program supporting three Chesterfield County and one Richmond school, annual giving through the Combined Federal Campaign and partnerships with various civic organizations throughout the local area.