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April 21, 2021

DLA civilian, Army reservist promoted to brigadier general

Army Reserve Col. John M. Dreska, a civilian Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime division chief, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general April 11 and assumed command of the Los Angeles-based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

Dec. 18, 2020

DLA award winners announced, eight from Columbus workforce named

Eight Columbus employees and two teams garnered top honors in the 53rd Annual Employee Recognition Awards announced by the Defense Logistics Agency this week. Three award recipients are assigned to DLA Land and Maritime’s Land Supplier Operations Directorate, two work for DLA Installation Management – Columbus and the three remaining individual awardees are from the Safety and Occupational Health Division, Procurement Process Support Directorate and Joint Reserve Force, respectively.

Nov. 25, 2020

‘Never borrow from yourself’: Customer account specialist shares best advice of his 50-year career

This week marks five decades since a young Chester Parker entered an Army recruiting center and embarked on a federal career that took him around the world. Today, Parker is a customer account specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Land Customer Operations. In this capacity he serves as the “face” to Army and Marine Corps customers and engages with them daily to understand their specific logistics needs.

Nov. 17, 2020

Marine Corps celebrates 245th birthday in Columbus

The Marine Corps celebrated 245 years of service to the nation during a birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Nov. 10.

Nov. 9, 2020

Flag Precedence: Why the Marine Corps is senior to the Navy

Anyone who has attended a military event or sat in a briefing where the Service flags are displayed should know that the order of precedence goes from left to right. The National Ensign followed by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy…wait. What? The Marine Corps is senior to the Navy in order of precedence even though it is an underling to the Department of the Navy? Is it because we can do more pull-ups? Run farther? Carry more weight? Have better looking uniforms? No. It’s a little debatable but seems to stem from a litany of historical events.

Nov. 9, 2020

Honoring their sacrifice: Marine Corps turns 245

This year we celebrate the 245th Birthday of our Corps. On Feb 23, 2020 we commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the raising of our flag on Mount Suribachi. Iwo was a bloody, 36-day long chapter in the World War II Pacific saga as our brothers fought and died for control of the tiny atoll.

Nov. 9, 2020

Why be a Marine

On this, the 245th Marine Corps Birthday, I like to reflect on what it is that truly makes the Corps something special to those who haven’t worn the uniform. I’d like to tell you about a time when I was on recruiting duty and a young man came into my office seeking to find out about joining the Corps.

April 16, 2020

Base Child Development Center staff bring virtual story time to DOD families

The Child Development Center at the Defense Supply Center Columbus serves the children of hundreds of military service members and Department of Defense employees. With many families working from home and adhering to social distancing guidelines, the center's child care staff found a creative way to keep in touch with children by creating virtual story time videos.

April 2, 2020

Positive practices emphasized during Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as an annual observation to raise awareness of child abuse and prevention. The statistics about child abuse are stark – in 2018, approximately 678,000 children in the U.S. were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect.

March 11, 2020

DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor commander earns meritorious award

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John T. Palmer was on hand Feb. 28 to recognize DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor Director Cdr. Bruce Reilly with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his exceptional service.