News | Dec. 28, 2020

What the holidays mean to me: Staci Clark-Allen

DLA Aviation Public Affairs

During the month of December, DLA Aviation Public Affairs will be running a special series of stories titled “What the holidays mean to me.” The purpose is to spotlight members of the DLA Aviation workforce during the holidays.

Name: Staci Clark-Allen

Organization: DLA Aviation at Jacksonville

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? I’m a management assistant, providing administrative support to the Commander and Deputy Commander here at DLA Aviation in Jacksonville, Florida.

What do the holidays mean to you? It is a time for family and reflecting on all the blessings we have received throughout the year.

What are your fondest holiday memories? My fondest memory of the holidays was treading through the snow and cold to get to my grandmother’s house by 10 p.m. for our annual Christmas Eve celebration. It was a tradition that was started in 1974 and continues today. The time was so significant because it ensured we brought in Christmas Day as a family. It was also a time for our family, friends and extended family to get together, have a great meal, laugh and have tons of fun.

What are your favorite holiday traditions? My favorite holiday traditions are attending Christmas Eve parties and exchanging gifts with my family.

Name your favorite holiday song and why it’s your favorite: My favorite holiday song isThis Christmas” by Donny Hathaway. I remember my mother playing this song at the start of every Christmas holiday season. I still play it for my children, which is the signal that it is officially Christmas time in the Allen house.