Final preparations are underway for bringing the massive piece of equipment online at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Industrial Plant Equipment Services Division facility in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
The team saved more than $22 million dollars in over-forecasting costs during the second quarter of fiscal 2021.
Joe Bloodworth conducts a virtual socialization session June 9, 2021, to familiarize DLA leaders with the DLA Aviation Center of Parts Activity dashboards and metric driver trees which focus on customer-centric performance metrics. (DLA Courtesy Photo)
DLA Aviation virtual Industry Day conference draws record attendance
A major subordinate command of the Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Aviation is the aviation demand and supply chain manager for DLA and much of the Defense Department. Employing more than 4,000 civilian and military personnel in 18 locations across the United States. DLA Aviation supports more than 1,800 weapon systems and is the U.S. military’s integrated materiel manager for more than 1.2 million national stock number items, industrial retail supply and depot-level repairable acquisitions.


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Former information director earns spot in DLA Hall of Fame
Susan L. Van Meter served the federal government for 41 years and her accomplishments will be recognized when she is inducted into the DLA Hall of Fame.
June 22, 2021 - Susan L. Van Meter saw many technology transformations in her 41 years of federal service. Her accomplishments, visions and skills in the field earned her a position in the 2020 Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame.

DLA Aviation News

From a Challenging Year to Unprecedented Opportunities. DLA Aviation virtual Industry Day conference draws record attendance
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation hosted a two-day Industry Day Virtual Conference utilizing the Zoom.gov platform, June 8-9, 2021. The event drew close to 1,400 industry business leaders and representatives.
June 16, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation hosted a two-day Industry Day Virtual Conference utilizing the Zoom.gov platform, June 8-9. The theme for this year’s event was “From a challenging year to unprecedented opportunities … Opening the door to virtual accessibility.”

Analysts field new tool, linking actions through metric driver trees
Joe Bloodworth conducts a virtual socialization session June 9, 2021, to familiarize Defense Logistics Agency leaders with the DLA Aviation Center of Parts Activity dashboards and metric driver trees which focus on customer-centric performance metrics. Bloodworth is a lead demand/supply chain analyst who works at DLA Aviation at Warner Robins on Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and leads DLA Aviation’s Air Force industrial analytic team within the Industrial Analysis Support Branch. (DLA Courtesy Photo)
June 14, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency hosted Air Force-DLA Day May 24 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during which time DLA Aviation Air Force Commander Brig. Gen. David Sanford demonstrated DLA Aviation’s’ Retail Metric Suite and its automated performance dashboards that provide targeted analytics in support of three air logistics complexes and three fleet readiness centers.

Air Force awards ceremony held on DSCR
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford, left, presents the Joint Service Commendation Medal to Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Farris during a ceremony held in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, June 3, 2021. Farris received the award for his work while deployed to Kuwait as part of the DLA Support Team September 2020 – March 2021.
June 11, 2021 - The Air Force Customer Facing Division within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate recently held an official ceremony recognizing a few folks for their outstanding work.

Employees of the Month make sure warfighters are well equipped
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recognizes Bridger Nelson and Stewart Young both as its March 2021 Employee of the Month in category 1 (general schedule 1-9) and 2 (GS-10-13) respectively. (Graphic by DLA Aviation Public Affairs June 5, 2021)
June 9, 2021 - Not much gets past the two men who are being honored with the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Employee of the Month award for March. Customer Support Specialists Bridger Nelson and Stewart Young are eagle-eyed professionals who use their initiative and ingenuity to keep needed parts coming for the benefit of the warfighter’s mission.

Demand planners meeting warfighter needs while saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars
A team of nine demand planners, including, from left, Tom Pollock, Robert Michaud, Anthony Duncan and Sugaree Spruill, work within the Planning and Integration Branch of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden on Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The group continually reviews and adjusts demand signals on over 1,600 collaborative national stock numbers and monitors 80,000 total NSNs supporting the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, electronic components, commodities, missiles and software. The team saved more than $22 million dollars in over-forecasting costs during the second quarter of fiscal 2021.
June 7, 2021 - The nine demand planners working within the Planning and Integration Branch of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have a daunting task. The group continually reviews and adjusts demand signals on over 1,600 collaborative national stock numbers and monitors 80,000 total NSNs supporting the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, electronic components, commodities, missiles and software.