DLA Headquarters News

ASOC Futures Branch chief predicts greater agency role in force sustainment
ASOC’s Futures Branch Chief Rick Iwanski believes DLA's ability to anticipate military service needs and make value-added investment decisions are key to effective future force sustainment. Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Dec. 5, 2019 - Rick Iwanski heads up a small branch in the Defense Logistics Agency’s Agency Synchronization Operations Center and works to strengthen relationships with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to support warfighters’ future supply and sustainment needs.

Deadline for Real ID compliance 10 months away
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every airline passenger must present a Real ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, such as a valid passport or military ID, to fly within the United States. 

Graphic Illustration by Paul Crank
Photo by Air Force Airman 1st Class Mariette M. Ada
Dec. 3, 2019 - Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every airline passenger must present a Real ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the United States.

Employee assistance program offers easy access to mental health counseling, financial services
The Employee Assistance Program has a new website and phone number, but still offers employees counseling and referrals for mental health issues, financial and legal matters, and other work-related stressors. Graphic by Paul H. Crank
Nov. 29, 2019 - DLA Human Resources officials hope changes to the agency-funded Employee Assistance Program will encourage increased use of the confidential resource available to DLA employees and their family members. EAP offers services to employees dealing with mental health, financial and legal, and other issues that may impact work productivity.

Safety officials recommend tips for avoiding holiday-related hazards
Traveling, decorating, cooking and giving are all part of the holiday season, and taking basic precautions will help keep family and friends safe and injury-free.
Nov. 27, 2019 - Traveling, decorating, cooking and giving are all part of the holiday season, and taking basic precautions will help keep family and friends safe and injury-free.

DLA Aviation News

Employee Spotlight: Brandy Greene
The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation spotlight shines on Brandy Greene. She’s a customer support specialist and inventory management specialist at DLA Aviation at Ogden, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. She has three years of total federal service under her belt.
Dec. 2, 2019 - Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

DLA Distribution News

Australian exchange officer assigned to DLA Distribution strengthens century-old bond
Army Maj. Steven Elston of the Australian Defence Force (left) discusses military plans with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution J5 director Scott Rosbaugh. Elston is the seventh Australian exchange officer to work with J5 Plans since the program was adopted more than 20 years ago. (Photo by Ed Shank, DLA Distribution Public Affairs)
Dec. 4, 2019 - Until recently, Maj. Steven Elston of the Australian Defence Force had never heard of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. . So, when Elston was selected as an exchange officer with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters, it was a bit of a culture shock.

DLA Land and Maritime News

December to bring building access changes
Starting Dec. 1, Defense Supply Center Columbus will move to a one-card-only system for building and room access in response to Defense Department directives. Building-specific LENEL badges will be deactivated and employees must begin using their Common Access Card for access.
Nov. 27, 2019 - On Dec. 1, the Defense Supply Center Columbus will change the way individuals will access buildings. In keeping with Department of Defense directives to move to one card for access, DSCC Security and Emergency Services will be deactivating the LENEL building badges currently being used for building access. After this date, DSCC personnel will use their Common Access Card for building or room access.

Logistics In Action

Maintainers ensure F-35A stays safe, stealthy
Senior Airman Matthew Corcoran with the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Egress Flight prepares canopy egress components for installation at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Nov. 12, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)
Dec. 5, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 388th Fighter Wing website — spinach

DLA Disposition Services News

Tis the season for CFC
The Combined Federal Campaign allows employees to give to local, national and international charities. The 2019 campaign ends January 12, 2020. CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
Dec. 2, 2019 - The Combined Federal Campaign allows employees to give to local, national and international charities. The 2019 campaign ends January 12. CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year.

DLA Energy News

DLA alumnus returns home
DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert G. Miller confers with Eric Smith, the new deputy commander for DLA Energy, during a staff meeting at the McNamara headquarters complex, Fort Belvoir, Nov. 26. Photo by Irene Smith
Nov. 27, 2019 - Senior Executive Service Eric Smith, the new DLA Energy deputy commander, met with the agency’s directors, Nov. 26. Smith is a former Army logistics management colonel and DLA alumnus. 

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support commander serves Thanksgiving meal to airmen, family members
Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, DLA Troop Support commander, third from right, serves two airmen a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Halverson Hall Dining Facility, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Lawrence, along with senior leaders assigned to the 87th Force Support Squadron and their spouses, served meals to airmen and their families who were away from home for the holiday. (Photo by Alexandria Brimage-Gray)
Dec. 2, 2019 - Turkey, ham and all the trimmings filled the serving lines inside the Halverson Hall Dining Facility, November 28 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, along with senior leaders and their spouses from across the installation, served the traditional Thanksgiving meal to airmen away from home for the holiday.