Asian Pacific American News
Life after DLA - America by Bicycle
May 29, 2018 - Follow Ret. Army Col. Yee Hang's journey from California to Georgia as he transitions from the U.S. Army to retirement. His strength and resiliency will aid him as he bikes on average 113 mile each day during his adventure.

Columbus Federal Defense Community celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at DSCC
Columbus Police Officer Edward Chung speaks to the Defense Federal Community inside the DLA Land and Maritime Operations Center during Defense Supply Center Columbus’ annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month celebration May 10. Chung’s presentation followed the event’s theme of “Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together.”
May 15, 2017 - Federal employees at Defense Supply Center Columbus celebrated the history and diversity of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during their annual heritage event on the installation.



Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at DLALandandMaritimeEEOSEP.

DLA Land and Maritime
P.O. Box 3990
Columbus, OH 43218-3990

an equal employment opportunity (EEO) program

Asian Pacific American Employment Program

About l Events l Related Sites


Asian Pacific American Employment Program logo

Events & Activities

View all events and activities on the official DLA Land and Maritime calendar.

Multicultural Day and Family Fun Fest

This event sponsored by the agency takes place each year in the month of August. The purpose of this one day event is to gather DLA Land and Maritime associates and their families to appreciate and celebrate the agency's diversity. As signed by the Commander in 2004, "The Defense Federal Community has the opportunity to offer a day for families to learn about different cultures and share time to relax and have fun together..." The DLA Land and Maritime Asian Pacific American Program (APA) is a Special Emphasis Program (SEP) under the direction of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO). The event began in 2000 and the APA committee strives to create the most dynamic booth that will allow us to share, educate, and raise awareness of our Asian heritage each year.

National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution was signed by President Jimmy Carter marking the first 10 days of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. This time frame was chosen to coincide with two key anniversaries in Asian Pacific American history; the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in United States (May 7, 1843) and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (May 10, 1869). In 1990 the entire month of May was designated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by President H. W. Bush. Each year a theme is selected to celebrate and honor the many contributions that Asian Pacific Americans have made and the part they have played in the history of America.


Columbus Asian Festival

The Columbus Asian Festival promotes and preserves the rich Asian Culture heritage by showcasing Asian fine arts, providing educational programs, resources, and services to our members, stakeholders, and our communities at large.

Columbus International Festival

For fifty (50) years, the Columbus International Festival has strived to bring together different cultures from across the world each November weekend. Formerly known as the United Nations Festival, the event is the Columbus Chapter's largest outreach event, and the largest event of its kind sponsored and implemented by a UNA-USA chapter in the country.

Columbus India Festival

The India Festival is organized by Federation of Indian Associations of Central Ohio. The festival will bring together various businesses to exhibit, promote and sell goods and services to demographics of Americans and South Asians.

About APA


The purpose of the DLA Land and Maritime Asian Pacific American (APA) Employment Program is to promote understanding of the Asian Pacific American Culture, to advocate the recruitment, hiring and retention of Asian Pacific Americans, and to eliminate barriers and encourage professional development and leadership skills of DLA Land and Maritime Asian Pacific American associates.


The DLA Land and Maritime APA program is established in accordance with the provisions of the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 1440.1, The DoD Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity (EEP) Program.


To become an employer of choice for the Asian Pacific American community.

  • Promote and encourage professional development and leadership skills
  •  Eliminate discriminatory barriers and foster an environment of inclusion
  • Increase cultural awareness, mutual respect and understanding
  • Be an advocate for recruitment, hiring and retention of Asian Pacific Americans
  • We value the differences in people
  • We foster an environment of mutual trust and respect
  • We promote professional and personal growth
  • We create a supportive environment for each other
  • We recognize that sharing of information promotes the full participation of our work-force
  • We are committed to creating a sense of community in DLA
  • We respect and value individual contributions in meeting customer's needs

Related Sites

Listing does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or Defense Logistics Agency.



*Documents should be accessible. If you are in need of a document on this page that doesn't meet accessibility standards, email the DLA EEO Land and maritime content manager to obtain an updated version.