News | Oct. 11, 2019

DLA Aviation sustaining mission capable goal of 80 percent

By Dominique Shelton DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford, commander, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, recognized employees in the Navy Customer Facing Division of the Customer Operations Directorate for reaching the combat-ready aircraft goal, set forth before them by commander, Naval Air Forces, during a small ceremony on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 4.

The team was able to reach the goal, which was met on Sept. 25, by delivering 341 mission capable F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets as well as 93 mission capable EA-18G Growlers. In addition to attaining this goal, the Navy was able to reach another milestone mandated by the Secretary of Defense, by sustaining a mission capable goal of 80 percent.

“We have embraced this mission in partnership with our industry partners and with the logistics and maintenance entities within the Navy,” said Sanford. 

Since Oct. 1, 2018, DLA Aviation has been in constant lockstep with the Naval Aviation Enterprise to ensure the full weight of the DLA enterprise was fulfilling its overall mission of sustaining warfighting readiness and lethality by delivering proactive global logistics in peace and war.

Through the use of different tools, from whiteboard sessions to expediting contracts, to ensuring the forecasts were accurate, DLA Aviation’s workforce members were key enablers in assisting the Navy with meeting their mission capability goals.

“I truly appreciate each and everyone’s personal engagement over the past 11 months.  You all have done great work,” said Sanford. “We have proven that we can be a trusted partner. So I ask that as we move into the future, we continue to keep the pressure on the supply system, ensuring that our customers and the nation’s warfighters are successful!”