Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford held a town hall live streamed from the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Thurs, Oct. 14, 2021.
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.

DLA Aviation News

Aviation Commander wraps up FY21 accomplishments, recognizes team members during town hall
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford held a town hall live streamed from the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Thurs, Oct. 14, 2021. He talked about various topics including fiscal year 2021 accomplishments, how he is planning to support DLA’s Strategic Plan and the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees. He also recognized employees with 40 years or more in federal service.
Oct. 19, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford held a town hall live streamed from the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Thurs, Oct. 14.

Hard-work pays off: July employees of the month receive recognition for a job well done
Stephen Adams, sustainment specialist in the Planning and Support Division QABEY of the Customer Operations Directorate for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Latoya Whitehead, contract specialist in the Supplier Operations Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Directorate for DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, were both named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month for July. (Graphic by Natalie Skelton)
Oct. 18, 2021 - Stephen Adams, sustainment specialist in the Planning and Support Division of the Customer Operations Directorate for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Latoya Whitehead, contract specialist in the Supplier Operations Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Directorate for DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia, were both named DLA Aviation Employee of the Month for July.

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