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.
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry participated as a guest panelist in Ohio’s Defense and Aerospace Forum state-wide event conducted virtually Oct. 6. The forum was organized to promote increased awareness of Ohio’s military and aerospace capabilities and how they are integrated into the nation’s defense strategy.
Fire Prevention Week, which begins Oct. 4, is a great time to review kitchen safety essentials to keep you and your loved ones safe from fires.

 

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DLA COVID-19 support guided by strong alliances with whole-of-government partnerships
Hawaii National Guard and Maui county medical teams combine their expertise by swabbing an individual as part of the testing procedures on the island of Maui in support of COVID-19 operations, Wailuku, Hawaii, Aprril 30, 2020. Much of the Defense Logistics Agency’s $2.14 billion in support to the pandemic has been in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Health and Human Services for state and local governments, nursing homes, schools and the Strategic National Stockpile. Photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Theresa Gualdarama
Oct. 22, 2020 - Strong alliances with other federal agencies and its role as the Defense Department’s lead agent for medical supplies made the Defense Logistics Agency an essential contributor to the nation’s coronavirus response.

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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.

September orientation introduces 50 new associates
New employee orientation for 50 new Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates was held virtually Sept. 23.
Oct. 15, 2020 - September 23 was the first day of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime New Employee Orientation for 50 new employees but this orientation was different than previous months. Participants were able to log in via WebRTC and use their webcams to see presenters and fellow employees instead of logging in to watch the PowerPoint presentations. This adjustment made the two-day orientation more interactive.

Vision loss doesn’t stop DLA associate from achieving dreams
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Contract Specialist Gregory Ramsey is a visually impaired associate working at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Pictured left to right are father Jim Ramsey, stepdaughter Emma, wife Jessica, Gregory Ramsey, daughter Ariella, stepson Seth, stepdaughter Maddison and mother Jan Ramsey.
Oct. 15, 2020 - 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.

Reasonable accommodations help strengthen Land and Maritime workforce
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.
Oct. 8, 2020 - It’s a fact of life that anyone at some point in time could develop a disability that hampers one or more areas of life. This reality is a reason to call attention to the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disability Act and the Rehabilitation Act as amended.