News | Jan. 5, 2016

Start marking your calendars

By Michael Molinaro DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

To ring in the new year, a few special events are on tap on Defense Supply Center Columbus over the course of the next two weeks.

To keep the workforce better informed on what to expect and how to react during an active shooter situation, DSCC Security and Emergency Services will host an active shooter training session in the Building 20 auditorium Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Sgt. Chad Huntzinger with the Whitehall Police Department SWAT Team. Huntzinger is an 18-year veteran with the Whitehall Police Department and has recently completed the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) at Texas State University.  The ALERRT curriculum is dynamic force-on-force, scenario-based training. It has been adopted by the FBI as the national training standard for active shooter response, and has been provided to more than 40,000 police officers nationwide
To commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Equal Employment Organization’s African American Program committee invites you to the annual MLK Observance Jan. 20 in the Building 20 Auditorium from 1 - 2 pm. This year`s theme is: “Remember! Celebrate! Act!  A Day on …not a day off.” The guest speaker will be Emmanuel Olawale. Olawale was nominated as a candidate for judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County, Ohio, the first minority candidate nominated for the office in more than 200 years. He also authored the book “The Flavor of Flavor: Quest for the American Dream. A memoir”.

The following day at 10 a.m., the community center on the installation will be re-dedicated and renamed in honor of Stephen Byus. Byus was killed in the line-of-duty Sept. 16, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan from injuries sustained from a suicide bomber attack. Byus had volunteered to assist the Afghan National Army in improving its logistics capabilities. He previously deployed as a Navy Reservist and had been deployed this time from DLA Land and Maritime. He was the first DLA civilian killed while deployed for DLA.