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May 29, 2020

Virtual change of command ceremony celebrates leaders’ accomplishments from afar

Navy Capt. Ernan Obellos relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation – San Diego to Navy Cmdr. Maxine Gardner in a virtual change of command ceremony May 27 on Naval Base Coronado. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford, who is currently on a special assignment as Deputy of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., officiated the ceremony virtually from his office there.

May 28, 2020

“Get Out Challenge” keeps employees active, connected

Virtual workouts, picking strawberries, mountain walks and volunteering at a local food bank are activities McKesia Hester said took place during the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate’s “Get Out Challenge.”

May 26, 2020

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Jennifer Kim Deskins

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council national 2020 theme is “Unite Our Nation by Empowering Equality.” In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of World War II, the Defense Department theme is “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future!”

May 21, 2020

DLA Aviation Spotlight: Jennifer Child

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

May 20, 2020

Multi-party communication resolves delay in contracts

Warfighter success depends on efficient teams and when one Defense Logistics Agency Aviation team experienced process delays, they set out to correct the issue in January and get things moving again.

May 19, 2020

DLA Aviation leader uses virtual fist bump to connect with staff

Roy Drake knows greetings matter and can change the course of someone’s day and outlook. Communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a priority for him in combating stress, uncertainty and social distancing among his staff.

May 18, 2020

Virtual cookbook exemplifies resiliency among Aviation employees

The cookbook concept is a perfect example of teamwork to improve morale and implements the social pillar of DLA’s resiliency model during COVID-19.

May 15, 2020

DLA Aviation lends one of its own to national COVID-19 response

A Defense Logistics Agency contracting officer with firsthand experience responding to a crisis is helping the agency’s Rapid Deployment Blue Team support U.S. Army North medical and logistics units responding to COVID-19.

May 14, 2020

DLA Aviation expedites part, enabling USS Nimitz to make on time deployment schedule

While the rest of the world seems to be shutting down, Defense Logistics Agency employees are ramping up their efforts in support of our nation’s ever-evolving warfighting mission.

May 13, 2020

Bellwood Manor House set for $3.28M renovation

The historic Bellwood Manor House at Defense Supply Center Richmond is getting a face-lift. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $3.28 million contract to Facility Support Services for renovation of the house, which was built between 1790 and 1804 and is listed as a national and state landmark.

May 12, 2020

Police Week 2020 Spotlight: Lt. Mark Bowen

As part of National Police Week observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management at Richmond spotlight Lt. Mark Bowen, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 8, 2020

DLA PaCE Program celebrates 20 years of excellence

Over the last three weeks, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs has run a series of stories spotlighting the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program and the experiences of those who are just beginning the program, those halfway through and those who have successfully graduated. Today, we conclude the series profiling two recent graduates who came up through the program together: Jennifer Williams, contracting specialist, Aviation Engines and Airframes Division and Andrew Collins, acquisitions specialist, Joint Commodities Division, both within the Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation.

May 6, 2020

DLA helps Army keep aircraft sanitized during COVID-19

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is providing disinfectants to keep the Army’s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft sanitized during the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 4, 2020

DLA rapid deployment teams ready to provide emergency logistics support

Three Defense Logistics Agency Rapid Deployment Teams stand ready to help military and federal agencies supporting global emergencies like humanitarian assistance and pandemic response. Employees on the cross-functional, 13-member red, white and blue teams are trained to immediately deploy wherever they’re needed.

May 1, 2020

DLA PaCEr halfway to fulfilling career milestone

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Public Affairs is running a series of stories profiling the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program and the experiences of those who are just beginning the program, those halfway through and those who have successfully graduated. Today, we spotlight Alyzza Mace, inventory management specialist, Material Planning Division, Planning Process Directorate. She has reached the midway point in the two-year program.