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June 16, 2021

From a Challenging Year to Unprecedented Opportunities. DLA Aviation virtual Industry Day conference draws record attendance

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation hosted a two-day Industry Day Virtual Conference utilizing the Zoom.gov platform, June 8-9. The theme for this year’s event was “From a challenging year to unprecedented opportunities … Opening the door to virtual accessibility.”

June 14, 2021

Analysts field new tool, linking actions through metric driver trees

The Defense Logistics Agency hosted Air Force-DLA Day May 24 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during which time DLA Aviation Air Force Commander Brig. Gen. David Sanford demonstrated DLA Aviation’s’ Retail Metric Suite and its automated performance dashboards that provide targeted analytics in support of three air logistics complexes and three fleet readiness centers.

June 11, 2021

Air Force awards ceremony held on DSCR

The Air Force Customer Facing Division within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate recently held an official ceremony recognizing a few folks for their outstanding work.

June 9, 2021

Employees of the Month make sure warfighters are well equipped

Not much gets past the two men who are being honored with the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Employee of the Month award for March. Customer Support Specialists Bridger Nelson and Stewart Young are eagle-eyed professionals who use their initiative and ingenuity to keep needed parts coming for the benefit of the warfighter’s mission.

June 7, 2021

Demand planners meeting warfighter needs while saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

The nine demand planners working within the Planning and Integration Branch of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have a daunting task. The group continually reviews and adjusts demand signals on over 1,600 collaborative national stock numbers and monitors 80,000 total NSNs supporting the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, electronic components, commodities, missiles and software.

June 4, 2021

Gantry machine provides critical functions while increasing support to the warfighter

Final preparations are underway for bringing the massive gantry machine online at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Engineering Directorate’s Industrial Plant Equipment Services Division facility in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

June 2, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Andres Gerena

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 31, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Christian Lonzon

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council national 2021 theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.” This year’s theme is the start of the new theme series for 2021-2024, highlighting leaders who believe in leading with values, offering encouragement and feedback, and putting employees first.

May 28, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Manh Nguyen

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council national 2021 theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.” This year’s theme is the start of the new theme series for 2021-2024, highlighting leaders who believe in leading with values, offering encouragement and feedback, and putting employees first.

May 26, 2021

Changes occurring on Defense Supply Center Richmond

Those working within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Process Directorate on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, have new, temporary homes. More than 220 people moved from Building 31, H Bay and Building 32, H and M Bays into the four huge trailers in the parking lot in front of bldg. 59 along G Road. The move took place between May 3-10.

May 24, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Katherine Krefft

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council national 2021 theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.” This year’s theme is the start of the new theme series for 2021-2024, highlighting leaders who believe in leading with values, offering encouragement and feedback, and putting employees first.

May 21, 2021

National EMS Week Spotlight: Paul Owens

National Emergency Medical Technician Week will be celebrated May 16 – 22. This year’s theme is “This Is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.” According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website, in 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.

May 20, 2021

DLA Installation Management Richmond aces yearly environmental management audit

In 2005, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia’s Environmental Management System was first registered to the international environmental management standard, ISO 14001. This standard specifies the requirements for an effective EMS. It provides the framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

May 19, 2021

Caring, trustworthy leader receives recognition

Damon Heemstra, the chief, of the Planning and Support Division in the Customer Operations Directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Award for the month of March 2021.

May 19, 2021

National EMS Week Spotlight: Chris Abraham

National Emergency Medical Technician Week will be celebrated May 16 – 22. This year’s theme is “This Is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.” According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website, in 1974 President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.