Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime expanded the capacity of its Electronics Product Test Center with the grand opening of a new in-house battery testing facility Oct. 26. Progressing from a vision more than 10 months ago the new facility is the tangible result of a lengthy team process purposed to improve operational efficiency while also saving money.
“Don’t let people define and pity you because of your deafness. Be who you are; show them who you are.” These words of wisdom have served as a moral compass for Teresa Brunotte, who has been legally deaf since she was a young child.
The U.S. Navy celebrated its 245th Birthday and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime joined the festivities with a trimmed down version of its fun-themed cardboard regatta. A celebration staple for the last several years, the COVID-19 health emergency has required health and safety adaptations that have scaled down this year’s version.
The last five years have been kind to Gregory Ramsey. The contracting specialist met and married his wife, embarked on a new career at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and became a father. In an interview for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, he described this time in his life as a whirlwind and how he’s able to “see” better than ever despite being legally blind.
This October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month it’s a timely opportunity to remind the workforce of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Reasonable Accommodation process and how to use it should the need arise.

 

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DLA advances federal government’s category management efforts
Army Pfc. Mathew Sicard, a power distribution specialist assigned with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, removes a tree branch to clear a path to work on power lines in 2017 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Defense Logistics Agency uses category management principles to consolidate contracts for common goods used by agencies like USACE and the military services. Photo by Army Pfc. Deomontez Duncan
Oct. 28, 2020 - The federal government’s push to share contracts for common items to achieve widespread savings and efficiencies through an effort called category management is advancing as DLA expands supply and acquisition support outside the Defense Department.

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Land and Maritime Electronics Product Testing Lab gets new battery evaluation capability
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry (center) is joined by Land and Maritime Deputy Director Kenneth Watson, Eugene Williams, director of Land and Maritime’s Engineering and Technical Support, John Elavsky, chief of Land and Maritime’s Electronics and Mechanical Product Test Center, and Dan Bell, Defense Supply Center Columbus site director in an Oct. 26 ribbon cutting ceremony on DSCC to officially dedicate the new Battery Testing Lab. The addition will help DLA manage costs associated with battery compliance testing.
Oct. 28, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime expanded the capacity of its Electronics Product Test Center with the grand opening of a new in-house battery testing facility Oct. 26. Progressing from a vision more than 10 months ago the new facility is the tangible result of a lengthy team process purposed to improve operational efficiency while also saving money.

National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Patricia Hampton
Patricia Hampton is a supply chain point of contact and her role is as a primary analyst for requests to prepare readiness status reports submitted to the assigned supply chain.
Oct. 28, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

DLA Land and Maritime celebrates American Indian heritage in November
National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated each November.
Oct. 28, 2020 - November is the month where time is set aside to recognize Native Americans and Alaskan’s prominent accomplishments and contributions to our country during the National American Indian Heritage Month observance. This year’s theme is “Patriot Nations - Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces: We have a sacred purpose to protect our land.”

DLA associates views disability as new lease on life
Teresa Brunotte is a materiel planner for Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime's Land Supplier Operations directorate.
Oct. 26, 2020 - “Don’t let people define and pity you because of your deafness. Be who you are; show them who you are.” These words of wisdom have served as a moral compass for Teresa Brunotte, who has been legally deaf since she was a young child.

COVATTA caps Navy birthday celebration at DLA Land and Maritime
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime celebrated the Navy's 245th birthday with a trimmed down version of its annual cardboard regatta. Navy Lt. Margaret Anderson claimed the race's top prize after beating out the rest of Land and Maritime
Oct. 16, 2020 - The U.S. Navy celebrated its 245th Birthday and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime joined the festivities with a trimmed down version of its fun-themed cardboard regatta. A celebration staple for the last several years, the COVID-19 health emergency has required health and safety adaptations that have scaled down this year’s version.