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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Kari Riskedahl
Kari Riskedahl is the DLA Logistics Information’s business relationship manager to DLA Land & Maritime and chief of the Information Technology Operations Center Division.
March 19, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency recognizes March as Women’s History Month. In honor of women’s contributions to the agency’s global mission, DLA is highlighting female employees who work day in and day out to provide logistics support to America’s warfighters.

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Skills to last a lifetime, theme of mentoring graduation ceremony
DLA Land and Maritime mentees and mentors graduate the Level II Mentoring Program Mar. 13 at Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium. The 58 mentees were the first class to have been selected on a competitive bases. The nine month program promotes and improves professional relationships and skillsets.
March 15, 2019 - ceremony that culminated nine months of dedication and work in the Level II Mentoring Program March 13 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium. Level II is a voluntary, formal mentoring program for associates at the general salary grades 9 through 12.

Puget Sound assists small businesses in discovering opportunities to work with DLA
Defense Logistics Agency Maritime - Puget Sound Contract Specialist Andrea Hart and Purchasing Agent Jessica Reichard spoke with small businesses about the shipyard, what it procures and how suppliers can do business with DLA during the Alliance Northwest Small Business Conference in Puyallup, Washington, March 7. This event marked the 30th year of working with Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center.  Washington PTACS focus is to assist small businesses with marketing to the government, solicitations, drawings and other areas related to selling to the government.
March 15, 2019 - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility plays an important part in the Defense Logistics Agency Maritime family by serving as the primary advocate for PSNS and IMF supply support in Washington. As part of their outreach efforts, DLA Maritime - Puget Sound was one of 119 vendor booths at the Alliance Northwest Small Business Conference in Puyallup, Washington, March 7.

Carter G. Woodson recipients named
Todd Walker (center) was honored Feb. 27 as the 2019 Carter G. Woodson Community Award recipient for his outstanding contributions to the African American community. Also pictured from left to right: Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Equal Employment Opportunity Office Director Charles Palmer, Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Columbus Chief of Staff Wade Brockwell and DLA Land and Maritime Chief of Staff Air Force Col. Janette Ketchum.
March 11, 2019 - The 2019 Carter G. Woodson awardees were announced during the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ African American and Black History Month celebration Feb. 27.

From poverty to public service: Franklin County commissioner delivers keynote address at Black History Month program
Steve Alsup, the deputy commander of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, greets Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce Feb. 27 during an office call at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Boyce took to the stage shortly after to deliver keynote remarks for the Defense Federal Community’s African American and Black History Month celebration. Boyce became the Central Ohio county’s first black commissioner when he took office in 2017. Boyce was born and raised a few blocks from DSCC, in the area where the city’s Africentric College now sits across from the installation’s James Road gate.
March 7, 2019 - Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce delivered the keynote address at the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ African American and Black History Month celebration Feb. 27. Boyce became the county’s first black commissioner when he was sworn into office in 2017. In a robust presentation to the military and civilian audience, Boyce reflected on the impact of African Americans throughout American history and shared personal stories from his own life.

DSCC certified as a Tree City USA
Mission Park welcomed Hope Garden as its newest memorial during a dedication event Oct. 2, 2018. The garden serves as a living memorial to those who have lost their lives to abuse and a symbol of the resilience of survivors. Additionally, the trees planted were part of the installation's Tree City USA certification.
March 5, 2019 - DSCC was certified as a Tree City USA Feb. 19. The Tree City USA program is a program sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and state forestry that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their urban forest.

Campaign raises $1.1 million for charity
Federal employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime hit a significant milestone this month. The 2018-2019 campaign drew $117,000 in charitable donations, raising the Central Ohio logistics command’s total giving to about $1,176,700 since 2013.
Feb. 26, 2019 - Federal employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime hit a significant milestone this month. With the conclusion of the latest Combined Federal Campaign season Feb. 22, campaign coordinators reported employee donations totaling $1.1 million over the last six years.