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Oct. 17, 2018

Fire Prevention Week: Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 7 - 13. It was first established in 1922. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge issued the first proclamation for fire prevention week, making it a national observance. DLA Columbus Fire and Emergency Services recognizes the importance of fire prevention and fire safety education. FES holds several specialized events each year during fire prevention week.

Oct. 17, 2018

Engineers rally over Sailors to win Navy’s annual regatta

The Bullship went belly up and a fast-moving shark named Hat Trick prevailed at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s 4th annual Navy Cardboard Regatta held Oct. 11 at DSCC. The race is held annually on the U.S. Navy’s birthday and showcases a range of watercraft created by Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, veterans and civilians using nothing more than duct tape and cardboard. The race is open to all tenants and this year’s cardboard fleet featured a dozen teams from DLA Land and Maritime, the Navy Recruiting District Ohio and the DFAS– Columbus.

Oct. 16, 2018

Puget Sound increases contracting awards nearly 50 percent, awarding small businesses millions

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Puget Sound detachment achieved a 43 percent increase in contracting actions this year. The contracting division executed more than $103 million in contract awards during fiscal year 2018 in support of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, an increase of nearly 50 percent over FY17.

Oct. 8, 2018

DSCC associate saves life on commute home

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s all about being in the right place at the right time,” but these words couldn’t be truer for Daniel McCombs. It was dark outside and he was focused on ensuring the safety of the witnesses. This is when he noticed the car on flames and heard someone was still inside, he immediately went into response mode – trying to figure out how to save the driver.

Oct. 5, 2018

National Preparedness activities conclude on DSCC

The Defense Supply Center Columbus completed a number of activities during National Preparedness Month. DSCC’s goal was to provide information to installation employees to make them better prepared for emergencies at home, at work and in the community.

Oct. 4, 2018

The Defense Federal Community celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Equal Employment Opportunity Hispanic Employment Program joined in the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This month was designated by Congress to celebrate the rich heritage and cultural diversity that Hispanic Americans have contributed to the United States of America. This year’s theme was ‘Resilient and Ready.’

Oct. 3, 2018

Associates bring hope to Mission Park

Mission Park welcomed Hope Garden as its newest memorial during a dedication event Oct. 2 kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hope Garden is a living memorial to those who have lost their lives to abuse and a symbol of the resilience of survivors.

Oct. 3, 2018

DISA honors retirees with more than 600 years of combined federal service.

Communications Line of Business and EcoSystem Chief Robert Reed officiated the Defense Information Systems Agency-Columbus Retirement Ceremony Sept. 25 to celebrate 22 retiring employees. The employees were from the Infrastructure Directorate, Services Directorate, and Development and Business Center.

Oct. 2, 2018

Parents receive preparedness information

Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Installation Emergency Manager Jayce Ashwill speaks with Stacy Son about National Preparedness Month while providing Isaiah and his sister Hannah a safety themed coloring book. The Sept. 26 Child Development Center informational booth was part of a series of informational booths held around the installation in September to raise awareness about being prepared for emergencies.

Sept. 24, 2018

DPAA official talks challenges, progress in accounting for America’s missing

The Defense Federal Community commemorated Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Sept. 21 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Since 1986, the third Friday in September is set aside to remember those taken prisoner or reported missing in America’s conflicts. This year’s featured speaker was Jack Kull, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Strategic Coordinator for Southeast Asia.