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May 20, 2019

National EMS Week Spotlight: Ed Rust

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. Back then, EMS was a new profession and practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net. EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum.

May 17, 2019

Honoring heroes in blue: National Police Week’s Peace Officer Memorial Service marks the contributions of local law enforcement

The ripple of law enforcement contributions were felt by over 340 attendees during a Peace Officer Memorial Service held May 15 in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

May 16, 2019

Police Week 2019 Spotlight: Officer Colton Kruse

National Police Week takes place May 13 – 17 in 2019. As part of Police Week observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management Richmond, Virginia, spotlight Officer Joseph Kruse, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 15, 2019

Aviation Hall of Fame nominations accepted through June 27

Nominations for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s annual Hall of Fame for 2019 are open through June 27. The Aviation Hall of Fame honors former employees who have made significant and enduring contributions to DLA Aviation or Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

May 14, 2019

Police Week 2019 Spotlight: Officer Nicholas Lang

National Police Week takes place May 13 – 17 in 2019. As part of Police Week observances, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Management Richmond, Virginia, spotlight Officer Nicholas Lang, who selflessly secures and protects Defense Supply Center Richmond, its people and our neighbors every day.

May 13, 2019

Former DLA Aviation director tours operations center

Navy Vice Adm. (retired) Keith Lippert visited the new Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center May 8, 2019.

May 10, 2019

Five-Alarm Achievement: Rodgers makes history as first DLA firefighter to enter DoD Firefighter Hall of Fame

It only took a spark, but the blaze of a career built by Fire Chief Don Rodgers, Fire and Emergency Branch, Security and Emergency Services Division, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond, has also served to illuminate his many achievements. Rodgers made local history May 3, when he became the first DLA firefighter to be inducted into the 2019 Department of Defense Firefighters Hall of Fame.

May 6, 2019

DLA Aviation parts support ensures tankers available for aerial refueling mission

The Air Force’s aerial refueling capability recently expanded with the delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas, in January. Bill Knepshield has been working to ensure Defense Logistics Agency has parts support in place for the Pegasus since early 2014.

April 30, 2019

Aviation sexual assault response coordinator stresses eliminating sexual assaults goes beyond the month of April

Katrina Leverette has worked in the sexual assault field within the Department of Defense for the past eight years, first as a contractor then as a government civilian. She said it’s her calling.

April 29, 2019

DLA Aviation event readies the next generation of change makers

The Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, was the site of the future in progress on April 25, when over 180 students engaged in activities and demonstrations as part of “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

April 24, 2019

Christian Paul: Autist, hero

As if to show his brother and sisters just how it was done, Christian was born squarely on his due date, all 10 pounds, 12 ounces of him.When he was around 18 months old, he began the regression.

April 23, 2019

Commentary: Deployment leads to valuable experience for employee while supporting warfighter

I had seen the emails asking for volunteers for years and always had it in the back of my mind as something I would like to do. I was in Army from 1984 - 87, but never deployed. One of the most important things I value in a job is being able to do something important

April 19, 2019

Commentary: First-time deployee expands logistics and leadership knowledge

I first heard about DLA Support Team- deployment opportunities from a co-worker.  I decided to deploy for both professional and personal reasons. I wanted the opportunity to support the warfighter on a more direct level, and saw this as a way to expand my knowledge of logistics and leadership.

April 12, 2019

DSCR employees “pedal for prevention” during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees came out April 10 to “pedal for prevention” in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month .

April 11, 2019

DSCR Restoration Advisory Board holds quarterly meeting

Community members attended the Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond’s Environmental Cleanup Program quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting April 8 at the Bensley Community Center in Chesterfield County, Virginia.