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Women gaining an edge on men in the workplace with some setbacks says Pew official
Kim Parker, director of social trends research for the Pew Research Center, discusses demographics of women in the workplace with an employee at a Women's History Month observance at the McNamara Headquarters Complex March 20. Photo by Sunghee Chon
March 21, 2019 - Women make up almost 47 percent of the American workforce and the gender-wage gap is narrowing, a Pew Research Center official told McNamara Headquarters Complex employees March 20 during a Women’s History Month observance.

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DSCR Readies for Statewide Tornado Drill
Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees participated during the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s 2019 Statewide Tornado Drill March 19, 2019. William H. Bullock Sr, installation emergency manager with Security and Emergency Services, DLA Installation Management Richmond, said the drill is an opportunity for the entire installation to exercise the Occupant Emergency Plan. The primary steps of the plan are: seek shelter and accountability for all organizations on the installation.(Courtesy Graphic)
March 19, 2019 - Tornados might seem out of place in Virginia, which is nowhere near America’s so-called Tornado Alley, but they do happen here. And when they do, the aftermath can be devastating, which is why Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees participate in a Statewide Tornado Drill each year.

New sources, faster parts for potential DLA suppliers
Maintainers check over an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter as members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing prepare to deploy in support of rescue efforts following Hurricane Michael in October. Wire harnesses and electrical cable assemblies used on the system are two examples of items DLA has achieved lower prices for through the Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow Program.
March 15, 2019 - DLA Aviation’s Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow Program solves procurement issues like long production lead times and rising supply costs.

National Women’s History Month: Lillie Mae Brown, champion for women’s and minority rights at DSCR
Lillie Mae Brown, a systems analyst at what was then named Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia, helped break down gender and racial barriers in May 1974 when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Office alleging the installation discriminated against her on the basis of gender, age and race. A year later, a class action lawsuit was put into motion. Two years later, on Sept. 19, 1977, a court issued a decree paving the way for great advancements in equality for Defense Supply Center Richmond employees. Brown died in 2006. She was posthumously inducted into the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011 and the DLA Hall of Fame in 2018.
March 13, 2019 - In 1974, Lillie Mae Brown, a systems analyst at what was then named Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia, was breaking down gender and racial barriers.

Engineers, maintainers and logisticians team up on Rhino recovery efforts
The F-18 Super Hornet is also called the “Rhino” because of a rhino-like protrusion on the front part of the aircraft’s radome. Pictured here an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the
March 11, 2019 - The Navy's first strike-fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet, has been involved in every major U.S. military conflict since the 1980s. The twin engine, mid-wing, multi-mission tactical aircraft made its combat debut with strikes against Libya. While the Marines will continue to fly the F/A-18 A-D legacy model Hornets through 2023, the Navy is actively transitioning to F/A-18 E/F model Super Hornets exclusively and projecting to fly them through at least 2050.

DLA Aviation-Jacksonville commander lays out her vision for future warfighter support during town hall
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation-Jacksonville Commander Navy Cmdr. Monica Frey speaks with employees during her town hall Feb. 28, 2019.
March 8, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation-Jacksonville Commander Navy Cmdr. Monica Frey held her town hall Feb. 28. She kicked off the town hall by presenting awards and recognitions for years of service before getting into the details concerning her vision and goals for the future of DLA Jacksonville’s support to the warfighter.

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