Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”
The Employee Assistance Program brings together a variety of personal services under one roof relating to matters such as mental health, financial and/or legal matters, alcohol or drug abuse, work-related stressors, marriage/family and caregiving issues, illnesses, accidents, and relationships. The EAP is a free, confidential counseling and referral service for all employees and their dependents.
A fitness and wellness program enhances the well-being of DLA employees and contributes to a healthy and productive workforce. The goal is to encourage and motivate employees to develop a healthy lifestyle and enhance the quality of work life. The link below describes the DLA Wellness and Fitness Program Policy and requires a DLA Common Access Card for entry.

Profiles in COVID-19 Resilience

What is Resilience?

Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty.  Recovers quickly from setbacks.  Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”
 

Resiliency is the ability to function really well in the face of adversity.
 

The DLA resilience model has four pillars: mental, physical, social and spiritual; balancing these four components help strengthen your life.
 

  • Mental. The ability to effectively cope with mental stressors and challenges. Pay attention to your needs and feelings. Our thoughts control our energy.
  • Physical. The ability to adopt and sustain healthy behaviors. Regularly work out and continually monitor physical stamina. Recognize the connection between mind and body: strong bodies help build strong minds
  • Social. The ability to network. Build and value interpersonal relationships and social networks. Social connections with others widen perceptions and grow character.
  • Spiritual. The ability to adhere to beliefs, principles, or values needed to persevere and prevail in accomplishing missions.
     

Resilience News

Expeditionary training facility dedicated to former DLA employee Krissie K. Davis
The family of Krissie K. Davis and DLA Director Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic pose for a group picture in front of the sign for Krissie K. Davis Administration and Operations Building 349 at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. Davis was one of four civilians and one soldier honored during a ceremony July 3.
June 9, 2021 - Davis was killed while on deployment to Afghanistan in 2015. DLA leaders and family members gathered to help memorialize her at Indiana's Camp Atterbury June 3.

Take your child to work day – pandemic edition
Amahre Major, 9, shares good vibes with her mother, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Resource Analyst Elaine Major, while visiting her mom’s home office in San Antonio, Texas.
April 22, 2021 - For much of our workforce at some point during the past year, it has been “take your child to work day” as we shifted to continue operations with max telework and schools/childcare closing/going virtual. As such, our workforce has shared with their children information about what they do.

DLA Aviation logistics ops center vital to warfighter support during pandemic
The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Logistics Operations Center serves as a hub of information for DLA Aviation on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The staff has performed mission-essential functions while maintaining 100% in-person manning since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 when DLA went to maximum telework for a majority of employees enterprise-wide.
April 21, 2021 - The Aviation Logistics Operations Center has been a hub for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s warfighter support during the COVID-19 pandemic by overseeing over a dozen functions ranging from monitoring weapons system readiness to developing logistics plans that support every combatant command.

Darrin Clark honored for transformative leadership with November Aviation Leadership Award
The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Working Group recognizes Darrin Clark with the November DLA Aviation Leadership Award. Clark is the Materiel Management Branch chief within DLA Aviation at San Diego. (Courtesy Photo)
Jan. 25, 2021 - One of the four dimensions of transformative leadership recognized with the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award is inspirational motivation. Materiel Management Branch Chief Darrin Clark of DLA Aviation at San Diego is a man who embodies this trait through and through.

North-East personnel overcome adversity, tackle diverse mission set in 2020
Contract personnel tear apart a former Boeing KC-135 at Air Force Research Laboratory - Rome Lab in upstate New York in Dec. About 81,000 pounds of scrap were removed from the remote site under DLA Disposition Services supervision.
Jan. 4, 2021 - While operating in some of the areas hardest hit during early stages of the global pandemic, region staff personally and professionally supported COVID-19 response efforts while still helping meet major military property removal needs.

Central team “makes mission happen” in 2020
Defense Logistics Agency personnel take to the night to clear containers from a receiving and shipping point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Dec. 28, 2020 - Serving alongside warfighters in forward areas can be challenging enough, but changes in military operations and safeguarding personnel during a pandemic added extra hurdles during 2020 for Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services personnel in the Central region.