The Great ShakeOut drill, designed to educate the public on how to react in case of an earthquake, takes place Oct. 19.
Aaron Wessman was selected as one of 21 Defense Department Outstanding Employees with a Disability for 2021. He was recognized during the 41st Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony.
Communication is probably the most important critical issue that can profoundly impact the outcomes of an emergency. Communication is essential because, without effective, continuous, and consistent communication, all the other areas of emergency management would be unmanageable.
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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Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s
Defense General Supply Center employees learn how to run the SAMMS on IBM 360 computers in 1972 at DGSC Richmond, Virginia. DSA designed SAMMS from 1964 to 1971 to integrate supply chain management, which was a priority effort of Navy Vice Adm. Joseph M. Lyle, director of DSA from 1964 to 1967. DLA photo
Oct. 15, 2021 - This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

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Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s
Defense General Supply Center employees learn how to run the SAMMS on IBM 360 computers in 1972 at DGSC Richmond, Virginia. DSA designed SAMMS from 1964 to 1971 to integrate supply chain management, which was a priority effort of Navy Vice Adm. Joseph M. Lyle, director of DSA from 1964 to 1967. DLA photo
Oct. 15, 2021 - This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

DLA Aviation at Ogden general supply specialist selected as one of the nation’s best
Aaron Wessman, a general supply specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden, Utah, was selected as one of 21 Defense Department Outstanding Employees with a Disability for 2021. He was recognized during the 41st Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony held virtually from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2021.
Oct. 14, 2021 - During his 13-year Army career, Aaron Wessman achieved the rank of staff sergeant, served in Iraq as part of the Global War on Terrorism and received numerous awards, including the Iraq Campaign and the Army’s Commendation and Achievement medals.

The Great ShakeOut: what you can do to prepare for an earthquake
The Great ShakeOut drill, designed to educate the public on how to react in case of an earthquake, takes place Oct. 15. There will be no physical drill conducted on Defense Supply Center Richmond this year due to the current COVID-19 environment, but information will be sent out via a system broadcast the day of the event. The Defense Supply Center Richmond Installation Emergency Management Plan recommends the following actions if you are inside a building when an earthquake strikes: drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy table or another piece of furniture; and hold on until the shaking stops.
Oct. 13, 2021 - Emergencies can occur in the blink of an eye, with the impact ranging from temporary disruption of

Defense Department disability awards ceremony honors DLA, individual achievements
DLA has won for best mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year based on its consistency in hiring, retaining and advancing individuals with disabilities. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace.
Oct. 13, 2021 - During the Oct. 7 Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony, DLA earned best DOD mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace, and DLA Aviation general supply specialist Aaron Wessman was honored as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability.

European American Heritage Month Spotlight: Ferdinand “Fred” Tramontin
Ferdinand “Fred” Tramontin, a general engineer supervisor in the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Engineering Directorate’s Hazardous Information Programs Division in Richmond, Virginia shares his thoughts on his European American heritage and what it means to him. (Courtesy photo)
Oct. 13, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation recognizes European American heritage during the month of October. DLA Aviation’s theme is “Reflections of Culture, Pride, Diversity and the American Dream.” This observance is an opportunity for DLA Aviation to recognize and celebrate European American Heritage, to include German American Heritage, Italian American Heritage, and Polish American Heritage. Whether you are German American, Italian America, Polish American or not, it’s important to mark the culture of a people who helped shape our nation. DLA Aviation is honored to highlight European Americans who work daily to provide logistics support to America’s warfighters and other federal customers.