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

Family Services eases deployment stress
Family Services Program Manager Lisa Grenon prepares a care package for DLA Disposition Services personnel at Kandahar, Afghanistan.
July 15, 2020 - Deploying thousands of miles from home to support the warfighter and the Defense Logistics Agency mission can be a test of one’s resiliency, but the Family Services program in Battle Creek, Michigan, tries to ease the stress by reaching out to deployed personnel and their families.

Virtual fitness challenge keeps patrons active
Dan Roberts demonstrates a plank exercise, which can easily transition into a pushup, burpee or vertical jump.
July 5, 2020 - Members of the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center workforce began an 8-week program July 1 to benefit their resiliency with some help from the Battle Creek Morale, Welfare and Recreation team.

DLA Europe & Africa runs, walks for Army's 245th birthday
Members of the DLA Europe & Africa team in Kaiserslautern, Germany, ran and walked at least 2.45 miles this weekend to celebrate 245 years of the Army defending and protecting the United States.
June 16, 2020 - Members of the DLA Europe & Africa team in Kaiserslautern, Germany, ran and walked at least 2.45 miles this weekend to celebrate 245 years of the Army defending and protecting the United States.

Training the next generation of warfighter supporters goes virtual during pandemic
Procurement Analyst Peg Hastings is a Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Program instructor and a program analyst for DLA Aviation’s Procurement Process Support Directorate Training Branch.
June 10, 2020 - When Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Class 39 kicked off March 16, 20-year Army veteran Daryl Johnson was among the 30 members embarking on the two-year journey. The DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program trains entry-level employees for advancement in supply, technical quality, procurement and finance fields through on-the-job work assignments, cross-training, rotational assignments and formal instruction. Johnson and his classmates were still in-processing into DLA when the agency launched a maximum telework policy March 23 due to COVID-19.

Bagram staff remembers fallen comrade
Army Lt. Col. Ryan Mendenhall, officer-in-charge for DLA Disposition Services in Afghanistan, addresses his team as they assemble by the memorial display to remember fallen employee Krissie Davis and her sacrifice.
June 8, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency personnel in Afghanistan took time to remember a colleague lost in a rocket attack five years ago.

“Get Out Challenge” keeps employees active, connected
Contract Specialist Kenya Allamby found time during the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate’s culture climate group’s month long
May 28, 2020 - Virtual workouts, picking strawberries, mountain walks and volunteering at a local food bank are activities McKesia Hester said took place during the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate’s “Get Out Challenge.”