News | Sept. 10, 2021

DLA Aviation employees remember 9/11: Barry Haynes

By DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs Office is running a week-long series Sept 6-11 sharing the stories of DLA Aviation employees who remember where they were and what they were doing that fateful day.

Name: Barry Haynes

Organization: DLA Aviation at San Diego

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? I’m the chief of the Planning and Support Division. We are responsible for supporting Navy depot aircraft and components and play an instrumental role in improving collaboration and overall production support to Fleet Readiness Center Southwest.

Please tell where you were and what you were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I was working as a civilian at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. That morning, I was getting ready to start my day when I turned on the TV and saw things playing out in New York, Washington D.C., and over the sky of Pennsylvania. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and hearing. I got dressed quickly and headed to the base. It was very somber in the office and everyone was on edge.

What can we do to ensure future generations never forget that fateful day? Communication is the key, honor all the victims of that fateful day, as well as the first responders.