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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. 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.

May 21, 2018

Ex-USACE commander, Army personnel deputy chief shares multicultural experiences, challenges

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick shared his thoughts on celebrating your heritage while focusing on performing at your highest level.

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.

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.

March 23, 2017

Women's History Commentary: Growing Up With Etta

The author recalls her late grandmother, blues musician Etta Baker, a prominent figure in women's history, African American history and America's musical heritage.