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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.

April 10, 2019

DLA HR director speaks at Aviation Leadership Forum

Members of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Leadership Working Group invited DLA Human Resources Director Brad Bunn to speak at their April 1 forum on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

April 5, 2019

Emergency response terms explained

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, conducted a tornado response exercise March 19. During the exercise, the installation’s mass notification system disseminated the message that included the words “seek shelter.” Participants’ post-exercise comments indicated confusion with respect to the meaning of “seek shelter,” which is different from “shelter-in-place” or “lockdown.”

April 4, 2019

Old-school whiteboards: a key tool in warfighter readiness

Advancements in technology are critical to the ongoing success of military operations here and overseas, and this need is evident to the thousands of men and women in service who rely on technology to help them accomplish their missions. But one analog staple survives — and even thrives — alongside the high-tech gadgets in service today: the humble whiteboard.

April 3, 2019

Wolfe takes over Human Resources at Aviation

On a sunny, but cool late March afternoon, Theresa Wolfe’s face beamed as she basked in the warmth of the sun’s rays provided through the windows of her first floor office in the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. It was one of the rare moments of down time she’s been able to take since taking over as the head of Human resources for DLA Aviation less than two months ago.

April 1, 2019

Get fit and support Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

No fooling - April 1 is the beginning of the Defense Logistics Agency Virtual Fitness Challenge in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The challenge runs through April 30.

March 28, 2019

DLA Women's History Month: Celebrating Dr. Angela Curtis

March is Women's History Month and DLA celebrate Dr. Angela Curtis.

March 27, 2019

Congresswoman visits Defense Supply Center Richmond

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., visited Defense Supply Center Richmond on March 22 and met with Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and Defense Supply Center Richmond commander, for an overall introduction to the installation and its purpose.