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Sept. 17, 2019

16 years later: DLA Distribution forklift mechanic remembers Hurricane Isabel 

Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.

Sept. 9, 2019

Warming up to fire safety

As part of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Month campaign at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management, Richmond Fire and Emergency Services’ Fire Prevention Office is working to ensure everyone is aware of the risks associated with using candles, kerosene heaters, and home-use generators during and after disaster-related events.

Sept. 3, 2019

DLA employee recalls 2011 earthquake that rocked the McNamara Headquarters Complex

Linda Adams, a management analyst for Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations, recalls the rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the McNamara Headquarters Complex in 2011. 

Sept. 3, 2019

National Preparedness Fair at DSCR

In observance of National Preparedness Month, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Fire Prevention, Security and Emergency Services will host a Preparedness Fair Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Building 46 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

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. 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. 28, 2018

COOP: Not just an annual training requirement

Defense Logistics Agency employees are required annually to complete the Continuity of Operations Employee Awareness Training to ensure mission essential functions will be performed in the event of a catastrophic event.

Sept. 27, 2018

Analysis center experts share ‘insider’ information on threats

As part of National Preparedness Month, the Defense Logistics Agency hosted Department of Defense Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center Deputy Director Delice Bernhard and Senior Behavioral Advisor Robert Gallagher to speak to employees about the critical path to insider threat risk, Sept. 18 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Sept. 20, 2018

It’s never too late to prepare for extreme weather

The signs of autumn are more than turning leaves and crisp air: Virginians remain at risk for flooding related to tornadoes and tropical storms through November, and tornadoes are just as likely to wreak havoc in the fall as they are any other time of year. September is National Preparedness Month and there’s no time like the present to assess your ability to weather severe flooding and tornadoes.

Sept. 20, 2018

National Preparedness Month Weekly Tips

National Preparedness Month continues throughout the month of September. The theme for this year is "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." Personnel are encouraged to visit the websites in this message to better prepare themselves for an emergency.