Defense Logistics Agency Vice Director Brad Bunn travels to Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 16, 2021, and shares his insights on the current environment with DLA Aviation senior leaders during their conference Nov-16-17 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
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 1,879 weapon systems and is the U.S. military’s integrated materiel manager for more than 1.7 million national stock number items, industrial retail supply and depot-level repairable acquisitions.


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Tribute to heroes display honors DLA employees lost, injured in war on terror
Don Reed, Defense Logistics Agency’s liaison for Special Operations Command Central and Marine Corps Forces Central, center, poses for a photo during the unveiling of a Tribute to DLA Heroes display Nov. 19 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, with DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM Senior Enlisted Leader Army Master Sgt. Felisha Hagler, left, and DLA CENTOCM & SOCOM Commander Army Col. Gerard Acosta.
Nov. 29, 2021 - A new Tribute to DLA Heroes display honors one current and three former employees who were injured or killed in the war on terror.

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Local shelter gives thanks for DSCR generosity
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Family Advocacy Program Manager Rhiannon Jackson stands with Home Again Director of Shelter Programs, Jeremy Eppihimer,  Nov. 19, 2021, on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, as they load a truck full of donated food items for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Jackson said this is the first year the installation has collaborated with the local organization, with a goal to feed 79 families during the holiday. (Courtesy Photo)
Nov. 24, 2021 - Defense Supply Center Richmond employees and local organization Home Again Shelter have partnered this year to gather a cornucopia of donations for a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The workforce donated Thanksgiving meal items, which Home Again Shelter employees used to create meal kits for families in need throughout the Greater Richmond, Virginia, region.

Senior leader conference focuses on supply chain priorities and future opportunities
Defense Logistics Agency Vice Director Brad Bunn travels to Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 16, 2021, and shares his insights on the current environment with DLA Aviation senior leaders during their conference Nov-16-17 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Nov. 23, 2021 - Senior leaders from across Defense Logistics Agency Aviation discussed the agency’s fiscal 2022 operational setting and its impact on the aviation supply chain when they met in Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 16-17.

Safety tips to help ensure happy holidays for all
Tips to help employees practice safety during the holiday season.
Nov. 23, 2021 - The holiday season is fast approaching, and Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond Fire and Emergency Services’ fire inspectors would like to remind everyone of the importance of safety during the holidays.

Teambuilding event allows DLA Aviation employees to “Feed More” of the community’s school-aged children
Engines and Airframes Division I employees with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate volunteered to put together approximately 2,400 bags of non-perishable food items for area school-aged children in need. The team-building event was part of Feed More’s Backpack Program and took place at its facility near downtown Richmond, Virginia.
Nov. 18, 2021 - On a normal day, the contract and product specialists assigned to the Engines and Airframes Division I within the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate are knee deep getting spare aviation items on contract and delivered to our warfighters. Whether it’s awarding purchase and delivery orders or responding to referrals and coordinating on product quality deficiency reports, the team is typically hard at work supporting the agency’s mission.

Behind the scenes work safeguards hardware transition
Rodney Dunson, vest, is the chief of the Hardware Branch in Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Directorate on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  Dunson and his first line supervisors, Tia Henning; George Razor, light green plaid shirt; and Kenderick Stith take a break from their meeting to pose for a photo Oct 29, 2021.  For the last year, Dunson’s team has used their material planning skills to ensure a smooth transfer of almost half a million industrial hardware parts from DLA Troop Support to DLA Aviation. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Nov. 17, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Directorate employees were busy over the last year as DLA began standing down its industrial hardware supply chain and moving item management of almost half a million parts to DLA Aviation and to DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio.