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Aug. 10, 2020

Hurricane preparedness at DLA Aviation extends beyond gates

Hurricane season is an annual affair, but emergency management personnel take a fresh look each year at their ability to prepare for and weather any storms that may roll over the installation, including recuperation from tropical storm Isaias.

Aug. 5, 2020

Marine Corps Customer Facing Division deputy chief receives June Leadership Award at DLA Aviation

Roy Drake, deputy chief, Marine Corps Customer Facing Division, has been named the recipient of the June Leadership Award at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation.

July 30, 2020

Employee makes hundreds of cloth facemasks for coworkers

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte Bell, an American Sign Language interpreter and equal employment opportunity specialist who works for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, made about 500 facemasks since early April 2020 for her co-workers.

July 7, 2020

DLA Installation Management Richmond works to improve Parker Pond

One of the advantages of working on Defense Supply Center Richmond is its location in an idyllic part of Virginia. The natural resources and outdoor beauty are perks, and among the more popular spots is Parker Pond.

June 10, 2020

Training the next generation of warfighter supporters goes virtual during pandemic

When Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Class 39 kicked off March 16, 20-year Army veteran Daryl Johnson was among the 30 members embarking on the two-year journey. The DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program trains entry-level employees for advancement in supply, technical quality, procurement and finance fields through on-the-job work assignments, cross-training, rotational assignments and formal instruction. Johnson and his classmates were still in-processing into DLA when the agency launched a maximum telework policy March 23 due to COVID-19.

June 8, 2020

DLA Aviation adjusts to COVID-19 changes, ensures military readiness

The Defense Department’s aviation supply chain manager prepared to support coronavirus relief efforts as news of the virus became known early this year.

May 26, 2020

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Jennifer Kim Deskins

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council national 2020 theme is “Unite Our Nation by Empowering Equality.” In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of World War II, the Defense Department theme is “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future!”

May 19, 2020

DLA Aviation leader uses virtual fist bump to connect with staff

Roy Drake knows greetings matter and can change the course of someone’s day and outlook. Communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a priority for him in combating stress, uncertainty and social distancing among his staff.

May 12, 2020

Police Week 2020 Spotlight: Lt. Mark Bowen

As part of National Police Week observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management at Richmond spotlight Lt. Mark Bowen, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

April 6, 2020

Op-Ed: My new normal

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Audit Readiness business process analyst writes about her experience with her “new normal” of teleworking from home, and presents recommendations to the workforce for ways they can improve morale and maintain team cohesion during the COVID-19 mandated telework.