News | May 24, 2021

Distribution employee wins Teal Ribbon Relay

By Kylie Young, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

With the Teal Ribbon Relay ending in April, it was announced that Emmaluisa Ramos, from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Puget Sound, Washington, is the Distribution employee who racked up the highest number of miles.

Ramos was shocked that she had the highest number of logged miles.

“I was surprised when I received an email about having the highest numbers of miles for the Teal Ribbon Relay,” Ramos said. “I didn’t expect to win, I just wanted to participate and raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”

The Teal Ribbon Relay was a virtual, enterprise-wide relay where each DLA major subordinate command was asked to compete and submit miles by running, walking or biking to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The Teal Ribbon Relay lasted throughout the month of April.

Ramos had the highest number of miles out of all DLA Distribution employees with a total of 270.77 miles. Ramos explained what she did to achieve her high number.
“The way I counted my milage is through my Fitbit and my phone,” Ramos said. “I work in the receiving/warehouse area, so I walk all day. To add distance, I would do small things like parking farther away and using stairs instead of an elevator. I also walk my dog Tibbers every day, go to parks or the beach on the weekend and walk on my treadmill every day. I even count my mileage when I do groceries and shop.”

Ramos would like to thank her husband and her dog for helping her achieve this accomplishment by being her walking buddies.