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Nov. 13, 2018

DLA Distribution celebrates the Marine Corps 243rd birthday

DLA Distribution employees gathered to wish a collective “Happy Birthday” to the U.S. Marine Corps Nov. 8, in honor of the its 243rd birthday. Paul Smith, DLA Distribution Current Operations served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

Nov. 9, 2018

Marines herald 243 years of service, sacrifice, fidelity

The U.S. Marine Corps' 243rd birthday is Nov. 10; Marines and guests in the McNamara Headquarters Complex marked the occasion in a recent event honoring the service of Marines past and present.

Oct. 12, 2018

Visit to site of key World War I victory prompts reflection, appreciation

Nov. 11, 2018, marks not only Veterans Day but also the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Members of the DLA Europe and Africa Enterprise team recently visited the sites of the St. Mihiel Offensive — a key moment in the history of Europe and of the U.S. Army.

May 31, 2018

DLA team marks Memorial Day in visit to WWI commemoration in France

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a group from DLA Europe and Africa traveled to Château-Thierry, France, to participate in the World War I Centennial Commemoration at the Aisne-Marne Cemetery.

April 9, 2018

Airworthy Heritage

Military aviation is about a century old, and for most of those decades, it didn’t have DLA Aviation to rely on.

March 1, 2018

Airworthy Heritage

Military aviation is about a century old, and for most of those decades, it didn’t have DLA Aviation to rely on.

Feb. 23, 2018

Barriers to equality are seen, unseen, says former NFL linebacker

African Americans have fought enemies seen and unseen, a former NFL linebacker told McNamara Headquarters Complex employees during a Black History Month observance Feb. 21.

Nov. 1, 2017

Soaring Surplus

In the years following World War I, surplus in the form of the Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” helped two aviation pioneers get their start.

June 14, 2017

DLA celebrates the Army’s 242nd birthday!

Soldiers and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees celebrated the Army’s 242nd birthday with a ceremony at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

April 1, 2017

History Commentary: Mementos of the Trenches

The author reflects on what the items his grandfather brought home from WWI can tell us about the life of the American doughboy, 100 years after America joined the war on the side of the Allies.