Media Advisory: DSCC to honor Borinqueneers, Hispanic community

By DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

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The Defense Supply Center Columbus will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Operations Center Auditorium. The event is hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and will feature keynote speaker Liliana Vasquez, local chapter president of the League of the United Latin American Citizens. Vasquez is an associate attorney with Simakovsky Law, which provides accessible legal services to the Hispanic community, and serves on the board of Proyecto Mariposas. 

The theme of this annual event is “Feats of Valor” and will feature presentations on the U.S. Army’s Puerto Rican regiment – the 65th Infantry Regiment nicknamed the Borinqueneers. The regiment served in several conflicts dating back to the early 1900s and was one of the most decorated units of the Korean War.

Media interested in attending should contact the DSCC and DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs Office at 614-692-2328 or dla.land.and.maritime.public.affairs@dla.mil 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.

 

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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 www.dla.mil/landandmaritime