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Archive: September, 2016

Sept. 26, 2016

‘Always an airman’ at 69th Air Force birthday

Employees from across the McNamara Headquarters Complex celebrated the Air Force’s 69th birthday with stories and performances at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Sept. 22.

Sept. 23, 2016

Prevention key to staying ahead of Zika virus

Defense Supply Center Richmond is one of four federal installations in Central Virginia collecting mosquitoes to test for the Zika virus. Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Environmental Office is working with Kenner Army Health Clinic’s Preventive Medicine Clinic to prevent the spread (or reduce the risk) of the microcephaly causing disease in the commonwealth. Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the brain does not develop properly during pregnancy resulting in a smaller than normal head.

Sept. 23, 2016

CFC season underway at DSCC

“I give because I know how much it helps.”When Vickie Diggs shared her personal story at the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event at Defense Supply Center Columbus Sept. 15, the audience saw a

Sept. 23, 2016

POW/MIA remembrance ceremony held at DSCC

Defense Supply Center Columbus held a solemn yet heartfelt ceremony Sept. 16 inside the Building 20 auditorium in honor of POW/MIA day.From poignant videos, a moment of silence, and a toast in

Sept. 23, 2016

Jets cannot fly without supply

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — There are several shops within the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron tasked with providing responsive logistics support to the F-16 Fighting Falcons’ worldwide expeditionary operations. Amongst the shops is the aircraft parts store and the individuals who oversee every item being attached to an F-16.

Sept. 23, 2016

A little less conversation: The Hatch Act and discussions with coworkers

As the presidential and congressional elections approach, federal employees must abide by the restrictions on political activity set forth in the Hatch Act. To that end, DLA’s Office of General Counsel and Office of Public Affairs are offering periodic guidance — answers to common questions that employees may have about what they can and can’t say and do in everyday situations.

Sept. 23, 2016

Norfolk distribution center supports annual “Run with the Chiefs” event

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Norfolk, Va., recently opened its streets to support Naval Station Norfolk’s “Run with the Chiefs” event. This year’s 5k run had more than 1,000 participants, and was a celebration of past and present chief petty officers and selectees.

Sept. 22, 2016

Disasters are unpredictable; be prepared

We all know we can’t predict when a natural disaster will occur. We also can’t predict when man-made events such as an active shooter will take place. However, we can plan and prepare to respond to these types of events

Sept. 22, 2016

Inclusion, diversity key parts of America’s future, says State Department official

The federal government’s need for diverse, talented and resilient men and women has never been greater, a human resources director for the U.S. Department of State said during a Hispanic Heritage Month observance at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Sept. 21.

Sept. 22, 2016

Former Distribution leader inducted into DLA Hall of Fame

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch inducted former agency leader David Ennis into the DLA Hall of Fame Sept. 20 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.