DLA Headquarters News

New policy to increase unreserved parking at HQC
The McNamara Headquarters Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has revised its parking policy more than two decades after the building became home to several defense organizations, including the Defense Logistics Agency, which will now manage the policy for the entire complex. Courtesy photo
Jan. 21, 2020 - More than two decades after the Defense Logistics Agency and other tenant organizations occupied the McNamara Headquarters Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the parking policy has been revised. DLA will now manage the policy for the entire complex.

He had a dream
Each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a federal holiday encouraging people to channel Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings to make a positive impact on our communities. Graphic courtesy of nationalservice.gov
Jan. 17, 2020 - In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, DLA employees gathered for a two-day viewing of the documentary “King in the Wilderness” at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Jan. 15 and 16.

DLA to modernize warehouse operations 
Korey Leese, material handler supervisor for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, assembles a combat medical kit, one of several types of kits the agency provides. Medical kit assemblies range in size from small first aid kits to large mobile field hospitals, and may include both medical and nonmedical items.
Jan. 16, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency is keeping up with innovation and technology changes in warehouse operations by leveraging commercial, off-the-shelf software by SAP.

January is National Slavery, Human Trafficking Prevention Month 
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Nearly 25 million women, men and children around the world are exploited through forced labor or commercial sex while traffickers profit from victims’ suffering.
Jan. 14, 2020 - January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Nearly 25 million women, men and children around the world are exploited through forced labor or commercial sex while traffickers profit from victims’ suffering.

DLA Aviation News

Networking at the speed of ‘just right’
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Director Chris Davis and Management Assistant Heather Groff start off the directorate’s first speed networking event, Jan. 15, 2020, in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Jan. 24, 2020 - How quickly can you get to know your co-workers? The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate clocked it at around three minutes during its speed networking event Jan. 15 in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

DLA Distribution News

Port Hueneme’s team supports annual Antarctic resupply mission
Motor Vessel Ocean Giant, one of two ships being utilized for this year’s Operation Deep Freeze, is loaded with provisions it will carry to Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation’s ongoing mission. The annual trek is supported by Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, Calif., at Port Hueneme where supplies are crated and packed for transport.
Jan. 24, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California’s satellite site at Port Hueneme, California, completed its annual packing, packaging, preservation and marking mission in support of the National Science Foundation’s “Operation Deep Freeze.”

DLA Land and Maritime News

Still moving forward DSCC honors King's legacy
Army Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., the Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard, spoke to more than 300 civilian and military personnel in attendance during the Defense Supply Center Columbus program held in the Operations Center Auditorium Jan. 15. This year’s theme celebrating MLK is “Still Moving Forward.”
Jan. 22, 2020 - Members of the Columbus Defense Federal Community gathered inside the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Operations Center Auditorium Jan. 15 to celebrate the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event “Still Moving Forward,” presented as part of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office African American Employment Program, featured Army Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., the Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard as the keynote speaker.

Logistics In Action

50th Logistic Readiness Flight optimizes building space
The 50th Logistics Readiness Flight now contains much more floor space in the LRF Warehouse than it had in the past after a four-month long process on Jan. 16, 2020. With the updates, LRF warehouse is now meeting the wing’s mission of being mission ready. Also, we’re Air Force Instruction guidelines [U.S. Air Force photo by Marcus Hill]
Jan. 21, 2020 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Schriever Air Force Base website — In years past at the 50th Logistic Readiness Flight, there was little space available for the team to operate in the way they expected.

DLA Disposition Services News

Employee Spotlight: Maggie Mieras
Maggie Mieras was recently hired as the new funds and facilities branch chief within the business support directorate at Battle Creek, Michigan.


Mieras retired earlier this year from the military after 32 years of service in the Army with 16 years as a logistics officer.

She deployed to Iraq in 2007 for a year as the headquarters commander for the Michigan Army National Guard’s 177th Military Police Brigade. She took 11 ROTC cadets from around the Nation to Costa Rica under the university ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Program in 2011, and also volunteered for a short training team mission to Liberia in 2014 in support to the Armed Forces of Liberia.

She holds a Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis from Michigan State University.

Mieras enjoys traveling, kayaking, biking and volunteering for the American Legion Post #123 out of Kent City, Michigan.
Jan. 24, 2020 - Maggie Mieras was recently hired as the new funds and facilities branch chief within the business support directorate at Battle Creek, Michigan.

DLA Energy News

Commander recognizes Texas DLA Energy employees
Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller (far left) recognizes the DLA Energy Americas East Movements Under Investigation Process Team with a Commander's High Octane Award during a visit to the Houston and San Antonio, Texas, area, Jan. 14-17. Photo courtesy of DLA Energy Americas East
Jan. 23, 2020 - In his first command outreach visit to the Texas triangle region, DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller recognized Houston and San Antonio employees, Jan. 14-17. During the visit, Miller reinforced supplier relations meeting with local suppliers to strengthen partnerships and strategic relationships in the region.

DLA Troop Support News

Leadership, activism theme MLK observance
Orator Jim Lucas performs a dramatic recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life during a birthday observance event at DLA Troop Support January 23, 2020. Employees from DLA Troop Support and NAVSUP Weapons Systems Support attended the event, sponsored by the organizations’ respective Equal Employment Opportunity teams.
Jan. 24, 2020 - Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a birthday observance event Jan. 23 in Philadelphia.