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Nov. 18, 2019

Marine Corps turns 244

The Defense Supply Center Columbus commemorated the U.S. Marine Corps’ 244th birthday Nov. 13 in a “Tun Tavern”-style celebration at the installation’s Bunker reception hall hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime.

Nov. 7, 2019

Land and Maritime associate inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine inducted Army Col. John Dreska into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 7 during a ceremony at Radiant Life Church in Dublin, Ohio. In addition to his military service, Dreska works for the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime as the division chief for batteries, tires and engines.

Nov. 7, 2019

Army commands talk warfighter logistics during DSCC site visit

Representatives from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command met with Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime logisticians Oct. 31 to open up dialogue on how best to equip warfighters to meet current and future demands. This is part of a series of collaborative meetings between the military commands and the Central Ohio logistics hub responsible for supplying spare and repair parts for thousands of weapons systems.

Nov. 7, 2019

New intern graduates embrace career challenges, contribute to DLA success

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime welcomed 78 Pathways to Career Excellence Program graduates into the permanent workforce Nov. 5 in a graduation ceremony at the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Operations Center Auditorium.

Nov. 4, 2019

Land and Maritime Commander discusses leadership development principles

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer shared some essential management principles with Land and Maritime associates during a Leadership Development Council sponsored event Oct. 30 in the Building 20 Auditorium.

Nov. 4, 2019

DLA Maritime Mechanicsburg wears pink in honor of family, friends affected by breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink is the color associated with creating awareness for this disease. DLA Maritime Mechanicsburg, located on the Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, showed their support recently by gathering for a photo Oct. 16 with everyone wearing pink.

Nov. 1, 2019

Land and Maritime veteran runs Marine Corps Marathon in honor of fallen

Jon Ferguson trained for four months – covering roughly 400 miles – to prepare himself for a big moment in late October. The Marine Corps veteran and current Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associate completed the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. It was Ferguson’s first time running the race and second marathon ever.

Oct. 31, 2019

Linda Johnson retires after 36 years

A longtime leader bid farewell to the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Oct. 24. Linda Johnson, deputy director of the Land Customer Operations directorate, retired after 36 years of federal service. In her final role, Johnson helped lead the team responsible for readiness support to nearly 19,000 U.S. Army and Marine Corps customers, with sales orders worth approximately $7.4 billion.

Oct. 31, 2019

The Right Talent, Right Now; DLA Land and Maritime hosts National Disability Employment Awareness Month program

Associates at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime attended the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month program on Oct. 23 in the Operations Center’s Conference Room to gain insight into the world of their coworkers who have disabilities.

Oct. 25, 2019

Land and Maritime Commander hosts Engineering Group, recognizes dedicated staffer

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander, Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer, welcomed approximately 50 members of the Engineering Support Working Group Oct. 22 to a three-day conference held on the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Oct. 21, 2019

Engineers defend title at annual boat race

To fans of the late 60s comedy Gilligan’s Island, the crew of the SS Minnow were known for their doomed “three-hour tour” that ended with them shipwrecked and marooned on an uncharted island. But for fans of the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Navy Cardboard Regatta, the two-man crew of the re-tooled SS “Winnow” are known as four-time champions of the center’s annual boat race in celebration of the U.S Navy’s 244th birthday.

Oct. 18, 2019

65th Infantry ‘Borinqueneers’ honored at annual heritage event

The Defense Federal Community honored a unique military unit during its annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Oct. 2. The observance commemorated the historical contributions of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment – a unit comprised mainly of Hispanic Soldiers and known as the Borinqueneers for its Puerto Rican roots.

Oct. 18, 2019

DLA Land and Maritime welcomes new Deputy Commander

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s newly appointed Deputy Commander Ken Watson officially reported for duty Oct 15. He replaced Steven Alsup, who retired from the Senior Executive Service corps this past June after more than 33 years of federal service.

Oct. 9, 2019

Charters reflect partnerships to help supply warfighters

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime cemented its partnership with a strategic supplier and renewed the relationship with another in the first week of October.

Oct. 8, 2019

Land and Maritime Commander discusses Ohio’s military readiness posture

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer and three other Ohio military commanders participated in the 2019 Ohio Defense Forum Oct. 7. The forum focused on highlighting national military readiness and incorporating Ohio’s resources into the readiness strategy