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Public Affairs Office: DLA Land and Maritime Headquarters (BLDG 20) Columbus, Ohio 

Office Phone: 614-692-2328 |  DLA.Land.and.Maritime.Public.Affairs@dla.mil

Public Affairs Officer: Michael L. Jones | 614-692-2502 |  Michael.Jones@dla.mil

Land and Maritime Public Affairs

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Mission

Provide effective and efficient worldwide support to Warfighters and our other customers.

To best support the DLA mission, DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs provides guidance to the commander, senior leadership, directorates, staffs and detachments, as well as all tenants of Defense Supply Center Columbus.The office develops and administers proactive command information, media relations and public outreach policies and programs that communicate DLA’s critical role as a combat support agency, value added to DOD, COCOMs, the military services and warfighters, and the American people using internal and external communication avenues.

Vision

Warfighter-focused, globally responsive, fiscally responsible supply chain leadership.

Media Relations

Our Media Relations develops well thought out and responsive media operations.  The team adjusts quickly to both the scale of news media coverage and the organization's ability to communicate effectively and within the parameters provided.  The team works in concert with the News and Internal Information team to gain synergy of effort and information across all DLA audiences.

Goals and initiatives of the media relations team are to:

  • Increase positive media coverage of DLA, its mission, people, capabilities and services.
  • Increase dissemination of DLA’s compelling story as America's logistics combat support agency. Targeted, strategic engagement of the media provides DLA the opportunity to educate the American public about how the agency uses taxpayer resources as well as informing warfighters about DLA support. 

News and Web Operations

The News and Web Operations provides DLA related news and information to internal and external – non media- audiences. To build and maintain credibility, the team ensures all products are timely, accurate and consistent across audiences. In addition to operating DLA Land and Maritime's digital presence, the team contributes to several DLA agency initiatives.

Newsroom: Read our news articles.

Gallery: See our featured slideshow.

Additional News Resources

Articles and news items related to DoD and DLA activities, people or events

  • DLA Land and Maritime provides local news and stories.
  • DLA Land and Maritime People and Culture Website provides the applicable tools and resources for you to grow both personally and professionally.  Site information aids associates in becoming mentally, physically, socially and spirituality resilient. It's all about achieving the right work and life balances. This site is where Real People, Real Stories, Real Experiences, Real Opportunities are in REAL time. An organization culture where our people are valued and high performing ... which in essence is the DLA Land and Maritime Way!
  • DLA Today  is the Director's primary daily communication tool. DLA Today, transmits information and news to the DLA community, DLA customers and contractors working for and with DLA. This Intranet site is devoted to the delivery of news and information on people, learning opportunities, events and missions of DLA and its activities. Land and Maritime Way: We provide Warfighter Logistics Excellence through Accountability, Teamwork, Urgency, Agility, and Innovation built upon a Commitment to Integrity, Diversity, and Mutual Trust and Respect. Note that the link is CAC enabled.
Land and Maritime News
Land and Maritime | June 23, 2022

Pride program offers insight on visibility, allyship within the Land and...

The 2022 Land and Maritime LGBTQ Pride Month program promoted allyship and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and queer people in the federal workforce at Defense Supply Center Columbus June 15 at the Operations Center Auditorium.

Land and Maritime | June 22, 2022

How to watch Land and Maritime Hall of Fame induction June 29

Twelve leaders across the Defense Logistics Agency team in Columbus will be officially inducted into the DLA Land and Maritime Hall of Fame June 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Land and Maritime | June 22, 2022

Exit Interview with Col. Christopher Tooman, Land and Maritime Chief of ...

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime will complete a changeover this month in its Chief of Staff position as U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Tooman transitions to his next command challenge. After a year at the Central Ohio logistics center,

Land and Maritime | June 21, 2022

Cmdr. John Mullen takes command as father and former Chairman Joint Chie...

“I remember it was his change of command day for the USS Yorktown, CG 48, It was 1991 or 1992, I was 12 or 13, and he got up there and had just assumed command. He was giving his opening speech to the crew and made a comment, ‘I am going to make the

Land and Maritime | June 16, 2022

DSCC Child Development Center garden teaches children about science and ...

The sun was shining, birds chirping, and the bumblebees were buzzing amid the cacophony of little voices from seven pre-K classes as they took turns to bring their garden to life after a long winter’s sleep in front of the Defense Supply Center