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March 15, 2019

New sources, faster parts for potential DLA suppliers

DLA Aviation’s Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow Program solves procurement issues like long production lead times and rising supply costs.

March 13, 2019

National Women’s History Month: Lillie Mae Brown, champion for women’s and minority rights at DSCR

In 1974, Lillie Mae Brown, a systems analyst at what was then named Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia, was breaking down gender and racial barriers.

March 11, 2019

Engineers, maintainers and logisticians team up on Rhino recovery efforts

The Navy's first strike-fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet, has been involved in every major U.S. military conflict since the 1980s. The twin engine, mid-wing, multi-mission tactical aircraft made its combat debut with strikes against Libya. While the Marines will continue to fly the F/A-18 A-D legacy model Hornets through 2023, the Navy is actively transitioning to F/A-18 E/F model Super Hornets exclusively and projecting to fly them through at least 2050.

March 8, 2019

DLA Aviation-Jacksonville commander lays out her vision for future warfighter support during town hall

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation-Jacksonville Commander Navy Cmdr. Monica Frey held her town hall Feb. 28. She kicked off the town hall by presenting awards and recognitions for years of service before getting into the details concerning her vision and goals for the future of DLA Jacksonville’s support to the warfighter.

March 8, 2019

Bettye Ackerman-Cobb CDC welcomes readers

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child,” Dr. Seuss.

March 7, 2019

Remember to spring for new batteries, save lives

Springing forward shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind as we begin Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10.

March 6, 2019

DLA assistant fire chief retires

Robert Cross, assistant fire chief, Security and Emergency Services, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond, retired after 32 years

March 5, 2019

Chesterfield Tech Center students visit Defense Supply Center Richmond

High school students from the Chesterfield Career & Technical Center, Hull Street, visited Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 27 for an inside look at careers in logistics management.

March 4, 2019

DLA Aviation San Diego teaming up to improve warfighter support one kit at a time

With the snip of a large pair of ceremonial scissors, a new era was ushered in on Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California Feb. 22. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially recognized the opening of the Building 472 Kitting shop. While the ceremony was small, its importance to providing service to the nation’s warfighters is invaluable.

March 1, 2019

DLA director visits DLA Aviation, learns activity is on track to meet operating plan goals

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry hosted DLA Director Army Lt Gen. Darrell Williams Feb. 19 during his review of the activity’s dynamic operating plan.

Feb. 27, 2019

Former NFL executive speaks during Black History Month program on DSCR

National Football League executive and former player Reginald McKenzie was the guest speaker for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity’s Black History Month program held in the Frank Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 20.

Feb. 21, 2019

Honoring Black History Month: DLA Aviation employee speaks at Fort Lee event

Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear was the guest speaker for the Fort Lee Kenner Army Health Clinic and Warrant Officer Association’s Black History Month Leader Professional Development event held at Kenner Army Health Clinic on Fort Lee, Virginia, Feb. 21, 2019.

Feb. 13, 2019

DLA Aviation Black History Month Spotlight: Meia Barnes

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Black History Month Spotlight recognizes Meia Barnes, a quality assurance product specialist within DLA Aviation’s Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate’s Aviation and Airframes Division.

Feb. 12, 2019

Virginia welcomes first female infantry officer

(Editor’s Note:  The story below is reposted from Va. National Guard news, Issue #3, 2019

Feb. 11, 2019

Honoring Black History Month: Air Force Maj. Gen. Rufus Billups, first African-American DGSC commander

Along a stretch of wall on the first floor of the Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia are the photos of the past 31 commanders.