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Jan. 30, 2019

African-American leaders made history at DLA predecessor agency

As DLA prepares to observe Black History Month, it’s a fitting time to learn about African-American leaders who made history at the agency in its early years.

Jan. 23, 2019

A dramatization of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. highlights NSA-Philadelphia annual birthday observance

Employees from across Naval Support Activity Philadelphia filed into the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support auditorium to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the annual birthday observance program held Jan. 23 in Philadelphia.

Jan. 16, 2019

Actions to help others should be focus of Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, says nephew

Isaac Newton Farris Jr. remembers the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “Uncle M.L.,” his mother’s lighthearted younger brother, fond of bike rides and pranks. He also remembers two major themes his uncle would advocate for just as strongly today, he told an audience Jan. 16 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

July 24, 2018

Former DLA Aviation systems analyst led fight for equality of all employees

On July 26, the DLA Hall of Fame will induct five new honorees. In the coming days, the DLA homepage will feature an article about each new member — beginning with the late Lillie Mae Brown, whose achievements fighting for civil rights led to greater opportunities for many others across the agency.

July 20, 2018

Former DLA Aviation systems analyst led fight for equality of all employees

On July 26, the DLA Hall of Fame will induct five new honorees. In the coming days, the DLA homepage will feature an article about each new member — beginning with the late Lillie Mae Brown, whose achievements fighting for civil rights led to greater opportunities for many others across the agency.

March 30, 2018

Commentary: Lessons I learned from the silent generation

A longtime DLA employee reflects on the women who have inspired her and how opportunities for women have improved in recent decades.

Feb. 2, 2018

Civil rights leader speaks at MLK Day of Service

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation welcomed civil rights leader Lonnie King Jr., as the honored guest at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service presentation Jan. 30. Co-sponsored by DLA Aviation’s Procurement Process Support Directorate and Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, King’s presentation drew nearly 350 attendees to the Frank Lotts Conference Center at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

Jan. 18, 2018

HQC employees honor King’s memory with focus on ‘Letter From a Birmingham Jail’

McNamara Headquarters Complex employees honored the memory and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 17 with a video recitation of one of his most prominent writings, the letter he wrote from a jail cell after being arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, April 12, 1963, on charges of violating laws against mass public demonstrations.