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April 22, 2021

European American Program puts spotlight on local survivor during annual Holocaust Remembrance

The Holocaust impacted many lives across the world and the story of a local survivor within the Central Ohio community is the focus of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office’s European American Special Emphasis Program committee.

April 21, 2021

DLA civilian, Army reservist promoted to brigadier general

Army Reserve Col. John M. Dreska, a civilian Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime division chief, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general April 11 and assumed command of the Los Angeles-based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

April 16, 2021

Chief of Staff’s Travel Log: Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum appears to be a local favorite – an attraction on many local resident’s bucket lists – located in Newark, Ohio. What began as a farm and then became the land’s second owner’s dream fulfillment started as a 140-acre farm and has grown today to be a 2,000-acre rolling hill arboretum.

April 16, 2021

Teal Ribbon Relay, April awareness activities gain momentum as Land and Maritime hits nearly 800 miles

Numbers continue to pour in as the Teal Ribbon Relay hits its mid-point with less than two weeks to go in the Defense Logistics Agency’s signature Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month challenge.

April 15, 2021

Installation environmental office offers tips on landscaping for wildlife

Spring has sprung in Ohio and many of us are spending more time at home. Naturally, this is a great time for lawn and garden improvements. If you’re in the market for some new bushes or trees, why not also attract more birds and butterflies? Any tree or shrub will provide so much more habitat than a lawn alone but consider taking it a step further and choosing a native variety.

April 15, 2021

DLA Maritime Portsmouth increases submarine support capacity

Defense Logistics Agency Maritime Portsmouth has completed construction on a 29,000-square-foot addition to their maintenance facility that will significantly increase their maritime operational capacity.

April 8, 2021

Department of Defense awards Land and Maritime electronics engineer for advancing resistor technology

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Electronics Engineer Andrew Ernst was awarded the Department of Defense’s Defense Standardization Program Award for fiscal year 2020 for his outstanding leadership during the development of a new specification impacting bulk metal film chip resistors for high reliability and standard reliability applications.

April 8, 2021

Chief of Staff's Travel Log: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Took a trip to Metro Park’s Battelle Darby Creek, southwest of Columbus. This place is a gem! Well groomed – and wide – gravel trails are easy-to-moderate and in great condition. There are views of the Darby Creek, running fast now as we get into Spring.

April 2, 2021

Defense Supply Center Columbus provides COVID-19 vaccine to workforce

After weeks of coordination, Defense Supply Center Columbus has begun COVID-19 vaccinations for DSCC personnel. First doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were administered March 30. Partnerships between the Defense Logistics Agency, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Ohio Army National Guard resulted in the activation of the local vaccination site.

April 2, 2021

Chief of Staff’s Travel Log: Hocking Hills

Visited Hocking Hills this past weekend. Thanks to some great recommendations. Located about one hour from Defense Supply Center Columbus, Hocking Hills offers a variety of services for outdoor activity. While we only hiked, the full list of available activities is really impressive.

March 26, 2021

Passing of former commander of the Columbus supply center, 82

Former Defense Construction Supply Center commander and retired Army Maj. Gen. John P. Dreska, who led the merger of four separate military service commissary systems into one efficient worldwide agency as the first commander of the Defense Commissary Agency, passed away March 15 after a brief illness. He was 82.

March 26, 2021

DSCC Toastmasters Clubs to host joint meeting, competition March 31

The Defense Supply Center Columbus is home to three Toastmasters International Clubs and this week anyone assigned to the installation will have the opportunity to see how Toastmasters may benefit them when the three clubs host a joint meeting and competition.

March 26, 2021

Defense Supply Center Columbus celebrates Women’s History Month

Defense Supply Center Columbus celebrated its Women’s History Month Program virtually March 24 and featured Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry as its guest speaker. The event was live streamed and the theme for this year’s program was Making Monumental History in 2021.

March 19, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime welcomes new chief of staff

U.S. Navy Capt. Dinis Pimentel joined the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime leadership team as chief of staff this month following the departure of Air Force Col. Samuel Payne for his new assignment at DLA headquarters.

March 19, 2021

Land and Maritime Public Affairs Specialists honored with 2020 DLA Journalism Awards

The Defense Logistics Agency recognized two DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs Specialists for garnering top awards during the 2020 DLA Journalism Award competition. The competition is held annually and showcases DLA’s most effective journalism contributions to the DLA mission.