DLA Headquarters News

Day takes charge of DLA Logistics Operations 
Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan E. Day is replacing Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark Johnson as director of Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
June 17, 2019 - Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan E. Day assumed the role as director of Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations June 17. He replaced Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark Johnson. 

R&D program manager receives innovation award
Senthil Arul (center), program manager for DLA Information Operations Research and Development, receives the Innovative Leaders in Defense Award from Army Maj. Gen. Garrett S. Yee (right) and Arsenio “Bong” Gumahad at the Asian-American Government Executives Network 2019 Leadership Workshop June 6 in Crystal City, Virginia. Courtesy Photo
June 17, 2019 - Senthil Arul, who leads the Defense Logistics Information Research Program in R&D, was named one of AAGEN’s Innovative Leaders in Defense at its 2019 Leadership Workshop June 6 in Crystal City, Virginia. The award recognizes civilian and military leaders from throughout DoD who have embraced and promoted innovation during their careers. 

DLA, DoD IT professionals share business system practices, efficiencies
Leaders from DLA Information Operations hosted colleagues from the Air Force, Navy, Army and various Department of Defense agencies at the Cross Service Program Executive Officer Summit in Chantilly, Virginia, in May. The summit gives attendees the chance to seek efficiencies in business systems across the department.
June 14, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency senior leaders hosted colleagues from the services and various Department of Defense agencies at the Cross Service Program Executive Officer Summit in Chantilly, Virginia, in May.

Safety officials share tips to avoid work-related mishaps
The three most common types of mishaps for DLA employees are all preventable. They include being caught in or between and struck by objects; slips, trips and falls; and overexertion.
June 13, 2019 - DLA employees experienced 694 mishaps in 2018 resulting in employees being away from work 1,321 days and having 5,241 days of restricted duty. Injuries affected employees’ personal lives and their co-workers, and hindered DLA’s ability to accomplish its mission.

DLA Aviation News

Disaster response exercise held at DSCR
Bill Bullock, installation emergency manager, Security and Emergency Services, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Installation Management Richmond, Virginia, leads a discussion during an earthquake table top exercise held on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, June 13, 2019. Representatives from DLA Installation Management Richmond, including police and fire, DLA Aviation’s Command Support Directorate and tenant organizations on center took part in the exercise which focused on response and recovery operations in the event an earthquake strikes DSCR and surrounding areas.
June 17, 2019 - As part of the approved Fiscal 2019 Installation Exercise Schedule, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, conducted a table top exercise, June 13 in the DLA Aviation Operations Center.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution Headquarters J4 Deputy Director retires
Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones, commanding officer, DLA Distribution, left, awarded Navy Cmdr. Christopher R. Zegley, right, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal during Zegley’s retirement ceremony at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
June 17, 2019 - DLA Distribution Headquarters J4 Deputy Director, Navy Cmdr. Christopher R. Zegley, officially

DLA Land and Maritime News

DSCC associates kick-off the summer with new fitness festival
MWR hosted their rebranded fitness and wellness festival Fit Fest June 6 at the MWR Fitness Center, Swimming Pool and Eagle Eye Golf Course on DSCC. The mission of Fit Fest was to introduce, educate and help associates adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle to increase general health, resiliency and productivity; reducing physical and mental health risks. The carnival themed event was attended by approximately 500 patrons.
June 13, 2019 - MWR hosted their rebranded fitness and wellness festival Fit Fest June 6 at the MWR Fitness Center, Swimming Pool and Eagle Eye Golf Course on the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Logistics In Action

POL Airmen keep Northern Edge fueled
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Dobizl, 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron, carries a fuel line while preparing to refuel Air Force Two while Vice President of the United States Mike Pence visits Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 11, 2018. The vice president is beginning a visit to Asia, and took time to visit the installation in observance of Veterans Day to meet and speak with service members and veterans of all branches.
June 12, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website — Airmen from the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels section provided assistance to the two-week exercise Northern Edge 2019 hosted at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, throughout May.

DLA Disposition Services News

New system modernizes hazardous waste disposal
Environmental protection specialists listen during training on the Hazardous Material Management System-Hazardous Waste Disposal currently being deployed to DLA Disposition Services sites.
June 17, 2019 - By the time Thanksgiving Day arrives, those who handle hazardous waste disposal will have much to be thankful for when it comes to easier processing for their materials.

DLA Energy News

Audit Task Force Road Show
(left) Defense Logistics Agency Audit Task Force Lead Navy Rear Adm. Deborah Haven and DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller recognized individuals for their contributions to the audit during the kicked off the first Road Show in the McNamara Auditorium, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, June 3. Photo by Elizabeth Stoeckmann
June 6, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Audit Task Force Lead Navy Rear Adm. Deborah Haven and DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller held an audit readiness road show in the McNamara Auditorium, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, June 3.

DLA Troop Support News

Pilot internship program offers unique experience to high school students
Ning Cao, a former DLA Troop Support intern, left, poses with Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly, DLA Troop Support Commander, right, at the DLA Troop Support June 6, 2019 in Philadelphia. DLA Troop Support partnered with the Philadelphia School District to create a pilot internship program giving students federal work experience before graduating from high school.
June 13, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and Philadelphia School District celebrated the completion of a pilot internship program giving high school students an opportunity to gain federal work experience before graduation.