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                                                                              Columbus Federal Voice

                                     The newspaper of the central Ohio federal community
Vol. XVII, No. 7                                                                                                                                           April 1, 2009

                                                                                                          Women’s History Month
                                                                                                          Griffith named 2009
                                                                                                          Woman of the Year
                                                                                                          By Leah Hout                      supervisor, Rocky Sunday,
                                                                                                          DSCC Public Affairs Office        who nominated her, and
                                                                                                                                            her husband, Doug, for his
                                                                                                            Defense Supply Center           support. Griffith also said
                                                                                                          Columbus associate Deena          that she was honored to be
                                                                                                          Griffith was named the            among so many outstand-
                                                                                                          2009 Woman of the Year            ing nominees.
                                                                                                          during a Women’s History            According to her nomina-
                                                                                                          Month luncheon held               tion, Griffith has focused
                                                                                                          March 18 at the Whitehall         on her professional growth
                                                                                                          Community Center.                 in recent years by obtain-
                                                                                                            Griffith, an acquisition        ing a master’s degree in
                                                                                                          supervisor in Maritime            business administration
                                                                                                          Supplier Operations, was          from Ohio Dominican Uni-
                                                                                                          recognized for inspiring          versity, graduating from
 The DSCC Fire and Emergency Services Department received its accreditation award from the Center         others through her                the DSCC Level II Mentor-
 for Public Safety Excellence March 10 at its annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Receiving the award      achievements, patience            ing Program for Leaders,
 were (from left) DES-C site director Kenny K. Youn, DES-C Office of Public Safety manager John Yinger,   and perseverance.                 and earning a Defense
 firefighter/paramedic and accreditation manager Todd Sadler and DSCC fire chief Sean Edwards, along        Upon being named the            Acquisition Workforce
 with CPSE officials Ernst Piercy, commission chair, and Gary Curmode, CPSE site visit team leader.       winner, Griffith spoke            Improvement Act Level III
                                                                                                          briefly, thanking her                       See Griffith on page 10

 DSCC fire department 15th in DoD
 to receive accreditation award
 By Tony D’Elia                                       Logistics Agency Enterprise Support-
 DSCC Public Affairs Office                           Columbus site director. “The efforts
                                                      from this 22-month process reach fur-
    The Defense Supply Center Columbus                ther than the fire department; this is
 Fire and Emergency Services Depart-                  truly a Defense Logistics Agency Enter-
 ment recently became the 15th depart-                prise Support-Columbus team effort.”
 ment in the Department of Defense to                   To be accredited, criteria had to be
 receive an Accreditation Award from the              met in several areas, including resource
 Center for Public Safety Excellence.                 management, governance and adminis-
    DSCC officials accepted the honor                 tration, external relationships (mutual
 March 10 at the CPSE’s annual confer-                aid), fire programs, emergency medical
 ence in Orlando, Fla.                                service programs, disaster preparedness                                                     (DSCC photo by Chuck Moffett)
     “This is an elite award that only 128            programs, and hazardous materials pro-              DSCC associate Deena Griffith was presented the 2009 Woman of the
 fire departments in the world have                   grams.                                              Year award by local news anchor Mike Jackson of NBC 4 and DSCC
 attained,” said Kenny Youn, the Defense                                  See Accreditation on page 2     Deputy Commander James McClaugherty during a March 18 luncheon
                                                                                                          held at the Whitehall Community Center.

  In this issue

            AMCOM                                                       Learning                                                   New FASI-G
    4       visit                                              9        in Iraq                                        15          facility

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Leadership group                        For more information on sub-           The DSCC Child Development             For more information, call Stro-
                                      mitting an article, email the         Center is one of the DoD-certified      hecker or Virginia Clarke at 614-
to welcome guest speaker              Defense Supply Center Columbus        centers. The certification, the mili-   855-1757.
  The DSCC Leadership Develop-        Public Affairs Office at the e-mail   tary equivalent of state licensing,
                                      above or call the Voice editor at     shows that centers uphold stan-
ment Association will host motiva-
                                      614-692-1587.                         dards that encompass staff train-
                                                                                                                    National Guard to hold
tional speaker U.S. Air Force Lt.
Col. Barry Bridger (Ret.) at a spe-                                         ing, curriculum, health, safety         town hall meetings
cial engagement April 10 from 11      Military wives club                   and nutrition requirements. The       Ohio Adjutant General Army
a.m. to noon in the Building 20                                             CDC is also accredited through      Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt is invit-
auditorium. Bridger was a POW         to meet for lunch                     the National Association for the
                                                                                                                ing Ohio residents to attend a
for more than six years in Viet-        The Columbus Area Military          Education of Young Children.
                                                                                                                town hall event during April or
nam and has received numerous         Wives Club (CAMWC) will meet for         Good child care is important to
                                                                                                                May to learn how through part-
award and decorations.                lunch Wednesday, April 8, at          military leaders because they con-
                                                                                                                nership and volunteerism every-
  The event is free and open to all   Kensington Place, Lutheran Vil-       sider it both a readiness issue and
                                                                                                                one can support Ohio’s military
DSCC associates. For more infor-      lage, 1001 Parkview Blvd., in Bex-    a quality of life issue. In compari-
mation, call Paula Webb at 614-       ley. A social time will begin at      son, statistics show that less than
                                                                            10 percent of private sector child    The town hall events are part of
692-7514.                             11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at
                                                                            care centers are nationally accred- Operation: Ohio Helps Its Own -
                                      noon. The Gahanna Kitchen Band
                                                                            ited.                               Support for Our Military Families
Voice seeking stories                 will entertain. For reservations,
                                      call 614-2231-0915 or 614-527-                                            and will be facilitated by the Ohio
for PSRW section                      9529.                                 Deadline for flower                 National Guard Family Readiness
                                                                                                                and Service Member Support Pro-
  In recognition of Public Service
Recognition Week, scheduled for       DoD child care centers                sale orders is April 10             gram.
                                                                               The Columbus Chapter of the        All the events will be held from 7
May 4-10 this year, all central
Ohio federal agencies can submit      receive top rating                    National Active and Retired Feder-  to 9 p.m., with the only central
stories for publication in the          Department of Defense child         al Employees is taking orders for   Ohio meeting scheduled for May 7
Columbus Federal Voice highlight-     care facilities recently earned a     its annual flower sale. Flowers can at Central Crossing High School,
ing employees, supervisors or         No. 1 ranking in a recent national    be ordered by calling Daniel Stro- 4500 Big Run South Road, Grove
managers who have excelled in         rating system.                        hecker at 740-965-1415.             City. The first one will be held
public service.                         The National Association of            Order forms are available at the April 14 at the Athens Community
  The stories should be submitted     Child Care Resource and Referral      NARFE Service Center located in     Center, 701 E. State St., Athens.
via e-mail to                         Agencies, which scores and com-       the cafeteria located in Building   Others are scheduled for April 16 by April   pares the 50 states, DoD and the      11, Section 8, on the DSCC instal- in Portsmouth, April 29 in Rich-
17. They will be published in a       District of Columbia child care       lation. Orders must be received by field, May 6 in Bowling Green and
special section of the April 29       regulations and oversight require-    April 10. The flower sale is not    May 28 in Cincinnati.
issue of the Voice highlighting       ments, gave DoD centers its top       limited to NARFE members and          For more information, call Mike
PSRW.                                 ranking.                              pre-payment is not required.        Magnusson at 614-336-7319.

OBITUARIES                                                                                                              Accreditation
                                                                                                                       Continued from page 1
Edward W. Branson                     veteran and a former Newark Air        bus, and formerly of Norwalk,                According to fire chief Sean
                                      Force Base employee.                   Ohio, died March 19 at Lutheran           Edwards, the major tasks his
  Edward W. Branson, 71, died                                                                                          organization completed were the
March 19 at Riverside Methodist                                              Village in Columbus. Ms. Meyers
                                      Barbara J. Farrar                                                                establishment a five-year strate-
Hospital. Mr. Branson was a U.S.                                             was retired from DCSC.                    gic plan, a self-assessment
Army veteran and was retired            Barbara J. Farrar, 77, of Ket-                                                 manual and standards of
from DSCC.                            tering, Ohio, died March 20 at                                                   response.
                                      Kettering Medical Center. Ms.          Joseph Saxton                                “It’s very intense with a lot of
Laura June Bricker                    Farrar was retired from DESC.      Joseph Saxton, 88, died March                 data collection,” Edwards said.
  Laura June Bricker, 63, died                                         12 at Friendship Village. Mr. Sax-              “It took us 22 months to get
March 12 at Doctor’s West Hospi-      John Richard Howe                ton was a U.S. Army veteran of                  through the process.”
tal. Ms. Bricker was retired from       John Richard Howe, 92, died                                                       DSCC is the second DLA
                                                                       World War II and was retired                    department to complete the
DCSC after 22 years of federal        March 19 in Columbus. Mr. Howe
service.                              was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran   from DCSC.                                      accreditation process.
                                      of World War II and retired from                                                    The process began in April
                                      DCSC after 40 years of federal                                                   2007 with Edwards coming on
Bert L. Burks                         service.
                                                                             Velma M. West                             board as chief the following
  Bert L. Burks, 82, of Dayton,                                          Velma M. West, 81, died March                 August. The new chief stated at
died March 18. Mr. Burks was a                                                                                         the time that accreditation was
retiree of Wright-Patterson AFB       Jack Warren Lukemeyer            11. Ms. West was retired from
                                                                                                                       one of his main goals for the
after 37 years of service with the      Jack Warren Lukemeyer, 76, of DCSC after 27 years of service.                  department.
U.S. Post Office and DESC.            Worthington, Ohio, died March                                                       “Kudos to the entire fire and
                                      16. Mr. Lukemeyer retired from
                                      DSCC in 1999 after 17 years of
                                                                             Ruth D. Wiggins                           emergency services team for
Harry R. DeVoll                       service.                                 Ruth D. Wiggins, 89, died
                                                                                                                       their incredible focus and com-
                                                                                                                       mitment to excellence in achiev-
  Harry R. DeVoll, 74, of Newark,
                                                                             March 17 at Mt. Carmel East               ing this prestigious national
died Mar. 14 at Genesis Hospital
in Zanesville. Mr. DeVoll was a       Helen Z. Meyers                        Hospital. Ms. Wiggins was retired         accreditation,” said Air Force
                                                                                                                       Col. Thomas M. Laffey, director,
U. S. Air Force and Korean War          Helen Z. Meyers, 83, of Colum-       from DCSC.
                                                                                                                       DLA Enterprise Support.
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  VOICE MAIL                      Central Ohio Army group
                                  sponsoring essay contest
New Secretary of Veterans Affairs for college scholarships
pens letter to America’s veterans                                                                                                                            The central Ohio chapter
                                                                                                                                                           of the Association of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              may be either active or
                                                                                                                                                                                                              retired. The sponsor does
  Editor’s note: The following is an open                                                               who shall have                                     United States Army has                             not need to be in an active
letter to America’s veterans from retired                                                               borne the bat-                                     established an annual                              status for the applicant to
U.S. Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, who                                                                    tle, and for his                                   scholarship program to pro-                        be eligible. Either the family
was sworn in Jan. 21 as the seventh                                                                     widow, and his                                     vide monetary assistance to                        member or sponsor must
Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He served                                                                orphan ...” by                                     the family members of                              reside in the chapter’s geo-
as Chief of Staff, United States Army,                                                                  redesigning and                                    Army personnel, active or                          graphical region, which is
from 1999 to June 11, 2003, and retired                                                                 reengineering                                      retired, regardless of com-                        comprised of the following
from active duty on Aug. 1, 2003.                                                                       ourselves for                                      ponent.                                            Ohio counties: Allen,
                                                                                                        the future.                                          For 2009, the central                            Athens, Auglaize, Coshoc-
  “My name is Ric Shinseki, and I am a                                                                    “Transforming                                    Ohio chapter will award six                        ton, Crawford, Delaware,
veteran. For me, serving as Secretary of                                                                any institution                                    $500 merit-based scholar-                          Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia,
Veterans Affairs is a noble calling. It                                                                 is supremely                                       ships.                                             Guernsey, Hardin, Hocking,
provides me the opportunity to give                                                                     challenging; I                                       Applicants will be judged                        Jackson, Knox, Lawrence,
back to those who served with and for                                                                   know this from                                     on academic status, school                         Licking, Logan, Madison,
me during my 38 years in uniform and                                          Secretary of Veterans     my own experi-                                     and community extracurric-                         Marion, Meigs, Monroe,
those on whose shoulders we all stood                                         Affairs Eric K. Shinseki  ence in leading                                    ular activities, service and                       Morgan, Morrow, Musk-
as we grew up in the profession of                                                                      large, proud,                                      leadership.                                        ingum, Noble, Perry, Pick-
arms.                                                                         complex and high-performing organiza-                                          Applicants must complete                         away, Pike, Ross, Shelby,
  “The Department of Veterans Affairs                                         tions through change. But the best                                           an application form and                            Union, Vinton, Washington
has a solemn responsibility to all of                                         organizations must be prepared to meet                                       submit an official high                            and Wyandot.
you, today and in the future, as more                                         the challenging times, evolving technol-                                     school transcript, essay,                            The scholarships are non-
veterans join our ranks and enroll to                                         ogy and, most importantly, evolving                                          letter of acceptance from an                       renewable and must be
secure the benefits and services they                                         needs of clients. Historically, organiza-                                    eligible institution, and a                        used during the 2009-10
have earned. I am fully committed to                                          tions that are unwilling or unable to                                        maximum of three letters of                        school year at any fully
fulfilling President Obama’s vision for                                       change soon find themselves irrelevant.                                      recommendation.                                    accredited institution of
transforming our department so that it                                        You and your needs are not irrelevant.                                         The applicant’s essay may                        higher learning, including
will be well-positioned to perform this                                          “Veterans are our clients, and deliver-                                   not exceed 500 words and                           universities, colleges, junior
duty even better during the 21st centu-                                       ing the highest quality care and ser-                                        must address the following                         colleges, and trade or tech-
ry. We welcome the assistance and                                             vices in a timely, consistent and fair                                       question: “From its inception                      nical schools.
advice of our veterans service organiza-                                      manner is a VA responsibility.                                               in 1775, the United States                           Applications with all
tions, other government departments                                              I take that responsibility seriously                                      Army has served its citizens                       attachments must be
and agencies, Congress and all VA                                             and have charged all of the depart-                                          in war and peace and con-                          returned to the central
stakeholders as we move forward, ethi-                                        ment’s employees for their best efforts                                      sistently ranks as one of the                      Ohio chapter no later than
cally and transparently, so that veter-                                       and support every day to meet our                                            most respected institutions                        June 1. Applications will be
ans and citizens can understand our                                           obligations to you. Our path forward is                                      in the United States. In your                      evaluated by the chapter’s
efforts.                                                                      challenging, but the President and Con-                                      opinion, how can the Army                          selection committee and
  “Creating that vision for transforming                                      gress support us. They have asked us                                         retain that level of respect                       winners will be notified no
the VA into a 21st century organization                                       to do this well - for you. Veterans are                                      and relevance for the next                         later than July 1.
requires a comprehensive review of our                                        our sole reason for existence and our                                        20 years?”                                           Scholarships will be
department. We approach that review                                           No. 1 priority - bar none.                                                     To be eligible for the                           awarded at the chapter’s
understanding that veterans are central                                          I look forward to working together                                        scholarship, the applicant                         summer general member-
to everything VA does. We know that                                           with all VA employees to transform our                                       must be the child,                                 ship meeting.
results count, that the department will                                       department into an organization that                                         stepchild, grandchild or                             Questions concerning the
be measured by what we do, not what                                           reflects the change and commitment                                           spouse of an Army member                           scholarship or application
we promise, and that our best days as                                         our country expects and our veterans                                         (sponsor).                                         process may be directed to
an organization supporting veterans are                                       deserve.                                                                       The sponsor can be active                        Johnson at 614-775-0826
ahead of us. We will fulfill President                                           “Thank you, and God bless our mili-                                       duty, U.S. Army Reserve or                         or
Lincoln’s charge to care for “... him,                                        tary, our veterans, and our nation.”                                         Army National Guard and                  

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Redstone Arsenal officials impressed with DSCC support
By Tony D’Elia                                                                                                                       ended, bi-monthly video telecon-
DSCC Public Affairs Office                                                                                                           ferences with her and Edwards
                                                                                                                                     were scheduled as well as more
   With its headquarters at Red-                                                                                                     frequent VTCs with lower working
stone Arsenal, Ala., the Army                                                                                                        levels. Additionally, the weapon
Aviation and Missile Life Cycle                                                                                                      system program manager will
Management Command                                                                                                                   continue to participate in weekly
(AMCOM) is committed to mak-                                                                                                         AMCON commander’s update pre-
ing its missile systems ready to                                                                                                     briefs sharing the status of DLA-
fight.                                                                                                                               managed items affecting readi-
   AMCOM’s stated mission is to                                                                                                      ness of weapon systems.
“Provide sustainment support to                                                                                                        “He (Edwards) was impressed
joint Warfighters and Allies,                                                                                                        with the activities accomplished
ensuring aviation and missile                                                                                                        here which support the readiness
system aviation and missile sys-                                                                                                     of land-based missile systems,
tem readiness ...”                                                                                                                   which he is responsible for,” said
   Six members of AMCOM’s                                                                                                            Carl Langwell, a DSCC weapon
Integrated Materiel Management                                                                                                       system support manager.
Center paid a March 23 visit to                                                                                                        Edwards seemed particularly
Defense Supply Center Colum-                                                                                                         impressed with the DLA Product
bus for a series of briefings in a                                                                                                   Test Center’s capabilities.
quest to improve its support to                                                                                                      Unaware of those capabilities,
weapon systems such at the                                                                                                           Edwards expressed interest in
Patriot and Hellfire missiles, the                                                                                                   having AMCOM testing done here
Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the                                                                      (DSCC photo by David Benzing) since AMCOM has to wait months
multiple launch rocket system.      DSCC Commanding General Army Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuistion (center) stands with Eric F.         to get items tested back at the
   Eric F. Edwards, director,       Edwards (center left), director, Integrated Materiel Management Center, Aviation and Missile     Redstone Arsenal test center.
Integrated Materiel Management Command during Edwards’ March 23 visit to DSCC. Others in the photos are (from left) DSCC               McQuistion and Edwards also
Center, Aviation and Missile        Deputy Commander James McClaugherty, BRAC Office chief Don Schulze, DSCC Deputy Chief            discussed DSCC’s experience of
Command, led the contingent.        of Staff Griff Warren, Land Customer Operations director Army Col. Carl Bird, Operations Sup-    migrating to the Enterprise Busi-
Edwards, who began his civil        port director Sam Merritt, DSCC Executive Director of Contracting and Acquisition Management ness System since AMCOM will
service career in 1983 as an        Milton Lewis and Tactical Vehicle Support Division chief Denise Pennington. Edwards was          implement the Army’s new oper-
engineering trainee in the Uni-     joined by five other members of AMCOM’s Integrated Materiel Management Center for a series ating platform based on SAP next
versity of Alabama’s co-            of briefings at DSCC.                                                                            month.
operative education program                                                                                                            Both agreed that demand plan-
with the Missile Intelligence           and Space, IMMC, AMCOM, and                     some sort of regular communica-             ning plays a pivotal role in the
Agency, was selected for the            his executive officers Amy Bar-                 tion,” Edwards said.                        success of organizations with an
Senior Executive Service in 2008.       nette, Linda Douglas, Bill Andrews                DSCC Commanding General                   EBS system and that AMCOM and
   Traveling with him was Barry         and Jeff Moore.                                 Army Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuis-            DSCC would share demand plan-
Beavers, associate director Missile       “We want to come away with                    tion agreed and before the visit            ning information.

DSCC Associate of the Month focuses on individual weapons
By Tony D’Elia                   in the creation and imple-        way to meet produc-
DSCC Public Affairs Office       mentation of the Arma-            tion despite an
                                 ment Research Develop-            aggressive timeline for
  A weapon system sup-           ment Command’s memo-              the weapon system.
port manager who is              randum of agreement,                Further complicat-
focused on individual            which opened communica-           ing matters is the kit-
weapons such as the M16          tions with the Defense            ting concept. A total of
and M4 rifles was selected       Logistics Agency on mater-        98 National Stock
Associate of the Month for       ial procurement with tech-        Number items must
January at Defense Sup-          nical data package                be ordered, delivered,
ply Center Columbus.             issues,” said Eugene              put into kits and sent
  Anne E. Tarrant, a             Williams, deputy director         to the production line
retired Army veteran who         of Land Customer Opera-           for the .50-cal over-
joined the DSCC ranks            tions. “Her tenacity in           haul.
nine years ago, was hon-         researching the health of           Tarrant has man-
ored for her efforts in the      weapon systems she is             aged to resolve prob-
small arms area. In addi-        assigned to creates oppor-        lems with buyers,
tion to the rifles, Tarrant      tunities for looking at old       demand planners,
manages parts for the M9         problems in a new light           manufacturers, depots
handgun, the M203 40mm           with proven results.”             and senior leadership.
grenade launcher, the MK           The Army has requested            A Milwaukee native,
19 40 mm grenade                 DLA’s support in the over-        Tarrant is a graduate
machine gun, the M2 .50-         haul of 5,600 .50-caliber         of the University of
caliber machine gun, the         machine guns in a pro-            Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
M249 5.56 mm light               gram that requires a              She later earned a
machine gun, and the             dynamic mix of personnel,         master’s degree in                                                       (DSCC photo by Chuck Moffett)
M240G 7.62 mm medium             parts, production and             business administra-     Anne E. Tarrant (right), a weapon system support manager in Land Customer
machine gun.                     commands. Tarrant is giv-         tion from Babson Col- Operations, receives the Associate of the Month award for January from
   “Anne was instrumental        en credit for leading the         lege.                    DSCC Commander Army Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuistion.
                                                                                                                            the Columbus Federal Voice            April 1, 2009       5

Feeman is DES-C Associate of Month                                                                                DSCC associate selected
By Tony D’Elia
DSCC Public Affairs Office                                                                                        DLA Employee of the Quarter
  A maintenance worker
who also serves on the pri-
mary snow removal team
for the Defense Supply
Center Columbus installa-
tion was selected Associate
of the Month for January.
  Stephen D. Feeman of
the Buildings/Structures
and Equipment Branch
recently received the
Defense Logistics Agency
Enterprise Support-Colum-
bus award from DES-C site
director Kenny Youn.
  In addition to helping
with snow removal at
DSCC, Feeman is responsi-                                                         (DSCC photo by David Benzing)
ble for monitoring and               Stephen D. Feeman (right), a maintenance worker in the
maintaining more than 100            Buildings/Structures and Equipment Branch, receives the DES-C Associ-
ice-melt product containers          ate of the Month Award for January from site director Kenny Youn.
positioned at all building
entrances.                          to and successfully com-               his peers to provide useful
  While not a “snow war-            pletes both corrective and             insight.”
rior,” Feeman uses a vari-          preventative maintenance                 A native of Somerset,
ety of talents to support           tasks typically assigned               Ohio, Feeman is a gradu-
the installation. He is             journeyman level personnel             ate of Sheridan High
involved in any number of           from other trades and craft            School. Retired from the
real property maintenance           areas,” said his supervisor,           Air Force after 21 years of
issues.                             Donny J. Welch. “Steve is              service, Feeman came to
  “He is routinely assigned         consistently approached by             DES-C three years ago.                                                           (DSCC photo by Tony D’Elia)
                                                                                                                  Alan Closson, an operations research analyst in the Business
                                                                                                                  Process Support Directorate, was recently selected as one of two
 DSCC associate honored by Rotary Club                                                                            Defense Logistics Agency Employees of the Quarter for the first
                                                                                                                  quarter of fiscal 2009. He was selected as the DSCC Associate of
                                                                                                                  the Month for September for his analysis of contracting data that
                                                                                                                  has led to significant savings for the Defense Logistics Agency. He
                                                                                                                  works on some of DSCC’s major contracts such as Fleet Automotive
                                                                                                                  Support Initiative-Global Unrestricted and Tank-automotive and
                                                                                                                  Armaments Command Wheel Assembly study. Closson, a retired
                                                                                                                  major from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service, said he looks
                                                                                                                  at proposed contracts and determines if partnering with a vendor
                                                                                                                  provides best value supplies to the customer. Closson and the other
                                                                                                                  Employee of the Quarter, Glenn Paxton, a DLA distribution represen-
                                                                                                                  tative with DLA-Europe, were selected from among 42 nominations
                                                                                                                  submitted in recognition of achievements and accomplishments of
                                                                                                                  deserving DLA employees.

                                                                              (DSCC photo by Chuck Moffett)
 DSCC associate Yvonne Mattison-Pardon was among four awardees honored during the March 16
 Columbus Rotary Service Above Self luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. As part of her award,
 Mattison-Pardon selected a charity of her choice to receive a $1,000 donation from Rotary. Mattison-
 Pardon, a customer account specialist, was nominated by Navy Capt. James Patton, director of the
 DSCC Maritime Customer Operations and also a Rotarian. According to her nomination, her efforts
 through the years demonstrate a commitment to the Columbus Rotary vision of bringing positive and
 enduring change in the lives of others. She is deeply concerned about reaching out to Columbus youth
 and bringing needed resources to people in need. Among her many initiatives, Mattison-Pardon helped
 set up a summer work and mentoring program at DSCC for high school seniors in Columbus Public
 Schools. She also has organized several job fairs at her church and a job empowerment seminar for
 formerly incarcerated persons to obtain employment. She is currently completing a degree in theology
 and plans to work as a chaplain at a children’s or veteran’s hospital after retiring from the federal gov-
6   the Columbus Federal Voice    April 1, 2009

Team explains DSCC support capabilities to Army National Guard
   By invitation of the
Army National Guard, the
Defense Supply Center
Columbus Collaboration
Team recently traveled to
Hattiesburg, Miss., to
explain the Defense Logis-
tics Agency’s capabilities
to provide material sup-
port to the National Guard
in support of the Guard’s
Readiness Sustainment
Maintenance Sites.
   Readiness Sustainment
Maintenance Sites in five
states, Kansas, Maine,
Mississippi, Oregon and
Texas, sent representa-
tives to the annual In
Progress Planning Confer-
ence to discuss future
   The Mississippi RSMS at
Camp Shelby was the host                                                                                                                  (DSCC photos by Sharon Ehrenberg)
of the event.                Army Maj. William King, former site manager of the Mississippi Readiness Sustainment Maintenance Site, addresses conference attendees at the
   The RSMS program,         annual In Progress Planning Conference at Camp Shelby, Miss. DSCC’s Collaboration Team was invited to attend the conference and discuss DSCC
established in 1998 as a     and DLA’s material support capability for the RSMS program. King has since been assigned to duty in Iraq.
result of the Army retro-
Europe Program, provides     equipment that is cascad-          the equipment at the dis-             The DLA Overview and              Sharon Ehrenberg, DSCC
for the refurbishment of     ed from other Department           cretion of the item manag-          Collaboration workshop              deputy collaboration lead,
Army National Guard          of Defense entities,               er. Individual units/states         covered options available           and Bob Mullins, DSCC
equipment to enhance         Defense Reutilization and          are not responsible for the         to consolidate efforts to           collaboration
training and readiness       Marketing Office, or from          cost of this program.               work as a team in provid-           demand/supply chain
through the use of cost-     any of the states that may           Opening comments by               ing a five-year demand              analyst.
effective methods. Since     have reported excess               Maj. Gen. William L. Free-          plan for repair parts. The            “The response to DLA
the program’s inception in   equipment. Once refur-             man Jr., adjutant general           DLA/DSCC support team               personnel was fantastic
fiscal 2000, the five RSMS   bished, the equipment is           of Mississippi, included            on hand included Marine             and we are very happy
sites have repaired more     returned to the Army               appreciation to everyone            Corps Lt. Col. Brad Bor-            about the possibility of
than 60,000 pieces of        National Guard Equip-              involved in supporting              man, a DSCC Land Cus-               working with DLA,” said
equipment.                   ment on Hand inventory.            America’s warfighters and           tomer Operations division           Ralph Runnebaum, RSMS
   Under the refurbishment   Units that have legitimate         a warm reception to per-            chief, Bob Cox, DLA cus-            oversight manager, Readi-
program, the sites receive   requirements are issued            sonnel from DLA.                    tomer support representa-           ness Sustainment Site,
                                                                                                    tive at Fort Riley, Kan.,           National Guard Bureau.

                                                                                                    Bob Cox (right), a DLA customer support representative at Fort Riley,
                                                                                                    Kan., discusses DSCC support capabilities with attendees at the confer-
                                                                                                       the Columbus Federal Voice         April 1, 2009         7

DSCC associate among Standardization Program award winners
  Three individuals and five    awards were presented        effected significant improve-    manage and provide access      ity and assists in reducing
teams have won awards           March 12 during a ceremo-    ments in quality, reliability,   to standardization process-    total ownership cost and
from the Defense Standard-      ny at the Pentagon Hall of   readiness, cost reduction        es, products and services      sustaining readiness.
ization Program Office for      Heroes.                      and interoperability             for warfighters and the           Individual recipients for
outstanding contributions         Since 1987 the DSPO has    through standardization.         acquisition and logistics      2008 included Abdonasser
to the Department of            recognized individuals and   The DSP mission is to iden-      communities. The program       Abdouni of the Defense
Defense last fiscal year. The   organization that have       tify, influence, develop,        also promotes interoperabil-   Supply Center Columbus
                                                                                                                             for developing a new series
                                                                                                                             of alternative connector fin-
                                                                                                                             ishes for the high reliability
                                                                                                                             electrical circular connec-
                                                                                                                             tion program in lieu of tra-
                                                                                                                             ditional finishes that rely on
                                                                                                                             the hazardous chemical
                                                                                                                                Team winners include the
                                                                                                                             Joint U.S. Army/Defense
                                                                                                                             Logistics Agency Team,
                                                                                                                             which coordinated the rein-
                                                                                                                             statement of the MIL-STD-
                                                                                                                             147 palletized unit loads
                                                                                                                             standard. This standard
                                                                                                                             covers the methods, materi-
                                                                                                                             als, and techniques
                                                                                                                             employed for palletized unit
                                                                                                                             loads of military supplies.
                                                                                                                             Members of that team
                                                                                                                             include Thomas Kozlowski,
                                                                                                                             Kenneth Hill, Timothy
                                                                                                                             Keller, Ann Podrasky and
                                                                                                                             Joseph Wolak.
                                                                                                                                Additional information on
                                                                                                                             the Defense Standardiza-
                                                                                                                             tion Program is available at

                                                                                                                               THANK YOU
                                                                                                                                My family and I would
                                                                                                                              like to thank all who
                                                                                                                              provided their support
                                                                                                                              by visits, flowers, cards,
                                                                                                                              prayer and thoughts at
                                                                                                                              the passing of our moth-
                                                                                                                              er. The love and friend-
                                                                                                                              ship helped us through
                                                                                                                              a difficult time.
                                                                                                                                            Jim Bailey, DSCC

                                                                                                                                My family and I would
                                                                                                                              like to express our
                                                                                                                              thanks to friends and
                                                                                                                              associates at J6C, DSCC
                                                                                                                              and the Civilian Welfare
                                                                                                                              and Post Restaurant
                                                                                                                              Council for their visits to
                                                                                                                              the funeral home, let-
                                                                                                                              ters, cards and prayers
                                                                                                                              after the passing of my
                                                                                                                              mom. And also, a sin-
                                                                                                                              cere thank you for all
                                                                                                                              the donations to the
                                                                                                                              Alzheimer’s Association
                                                                                                                              in memory of my mom.
                                                                                                                              Your kindness and sup-
                                                                                                                              port were very much
                                                                                                                                      Barbara Wycuff, J6CBF
                                                                                                                              To submit a thank you for publication
                                                                                                                                  in the Columbus Federal Voice,
                                                                                                                                      e-mail the thank you to
8     the Columbus Federal Voice          April 1, 2009

National Guard members learn to tell other soldiers’ stories
By Army Spc. Brian Johnson
1194th Engineer Company Unit
Public Affairs Representative

  More than 120 Ohio Army
National Guard members gathered
March 7 for the fourth annual
statewide public affairs conference
on the Defense Supply Center
Columbus installation. The event
was geared at teaching the basics
of being an effective unit public
affairs representative, or UPAR.
  Maj. Gen. Matthew Kambic,
assistant adjutant general for
Army, in the conference’s opening
address, said being a UPAR boils
down to one thing, “Every soldier
has a story to tell.”
  “For the Ohio National Guard, we
have deployed over 11,500 soldiers
and airmen since September 11th,
2001,” he said. “Since 2005 and
Hurricane Katrina, we have
deployed over 3,700 people to the
Gulf Coast. Before we are done, we
will deploy many more in support                                                                                                                (Photos by Army Spec. Sam Beavers)
of many operations, be it state or         Army Maj. Gen. Matthew Kambic, assistant adjutant general for Army, talks with Ohio Army National Guard Unit public affairs representa-
federal. Every person who was              tives during their annual conference March 7 at DSCC.
deployed has a story to tell.”
  Public affairs specialists - mainly Guard, helped to let the soldiers                  the good that we do. It helps sol-           making history. It is a story worth
from the 196th Mobile Public               know how important they are to the diers who are in the National                           being told,” Kambic said.
Affairs Detachment, Ohio Army              recruiting and retention of the Ohio Guard to be
National Guard -
taught classes in
                        “It doesn’t matter how much
                                                                                         proud of their
                                                                                         units, to be         Ohio National Guard recognizes
basic and
advanced pho-
                         good we are doing if no one
                                                                         affairs lets
                                                                                         inspired, and
                                                                                         want to stay
                                                                                                              VA employee after presentation
tography, basic         knows it. That kind of infor-                    people know with it. It
and advanced           mation does not get out by any what we                            helps others
writing, how to       magic formula. It only happens can do and who are look-
interact with           because someone causes it to                     how we do       ing at a mili-
news media and                        happen.”                           it,” Wayda      tary career to
Web site and          Brig. Gen. James Abraham, Ohio National Guard      said. “It       know that
blogging policies.          Assistant Adjutant General for Army, 1979    helps build     they could be
  Dr. Mark Way-                                                          awareness       a part of a
da, the director of government and         in the local communities about                great team.”
public affairs for the Ohio National their National Guard units, and all                    “You are all

                                                                                                                                            (Photo by Ohio Adjutant General’s Office)
                                                                                                              Michelle Covert (left), an Army veteran and a public affairs assis-
                                                                                                              tant at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Colum-
                                                                                                              bus, receives an Eagle Award from Army Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt,
                                                                                                              Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard after she spoke to about 300
                                                                                                              senior commanders from the Ohio National Guard and Air Guard
                                                                                                              during their annual National Guard Senior Commanders Call Feb.
                                                                                                              28 at DSCC. Covert’s briefing was entitled “Get It: A veteran’s per-
                                                                                                              sonal story of suicide and understanding.” She discussed her own
                                                                                                              experiences dealing with suicidal thoughts and one attempted sui-
                                                                                                              cide in 1995. Covert was the guest speaker at a Disability Aware-
                                                                                                              ness Month program held at DSCC last October when she spoke
                                                                                                              about her experiences dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
                                                                                                              after she was raped by her drill sergeant 24 years ago. She wasn’t
Army Maj. Gen. Matthew Kambic awards his two-star coin to Army 1st Lt. Sarah Baumgardner, executive offi-     diagnosed with PTSD until 2005 and attended a seven-week PTSD
cer for the 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, during a conference at DSCC. Baumgardner’s broadcast      inpatient treatment program specifically for female veterans at a
team won three awards at the annual National Guard Bureau media contest.                                      VA facility in Cincinnati in 2007.
10   the Columbus Federal Voice            April 1, 2009

  Toastmasters members tell their story at open house event

                                                                                                                                                          (DSCC photos by Chuck Moffett)

  The DSCC Toastmasters Club hosted an open house event March 12 for associates to            Topics “impromptu” speaking contest was open to anyone who wanted to participate and
  learn more about the club and how Toastmasters helps people with their speaking and         selected speakers, including DSCC Deputy Commander James McClaugherty, discussed
  communication skills. Attendees could circulate among six workshop stations that fea-       the benefits of Toastmasters. In the photo on the left, Susan Cooper (left) takes material
  tured materials and club representatives answering question on the topics of Communi-       from club member Pat Shields at one of the workshop stations. Above, Charley Ashley,
  cation Track, Leadership Track, Fear of Speaking, Listening and Evaluating, New Member      the district area governor for Toastmasters International, provides personal insight to the
  Info, and The Benefits of Toastmasters in the Workplace and in Your Private Life. A Table   audience on how Toastmasters has benefited him personally and professionally.

Continued from page 1
certification in contracting.         ance Office, was chosen as
In the community, Griffith            second runner-up.
actively volunteers her time             The theme for the
and services at the Ohio              defense federal community
Ronald McDonald Houses.               2009 Women’s History
It notes that she believes            Month celebration was
people need to have a bal-            “Women raising the bar for
ance between their profes-            the next generation: A
sional career and commu-              strategic plan for a better
nity life.                            economy and vibrant com-
   Alessia Payne, a manage-           munity.”
ment program analyst at                  In his opening remarks,
DSCC, was named first                 DSCC Deputy Commander
runner-up and Katina Jen-             James McClaugherty said
nings, an administrative              that women in every walk
assistant at the Defense              of life in this country have
Industrial Security Clear-            set the bar for future gen-
                                                      “Women truly
                                                      do change
                                                      America and
                                                      change Amer-          Fifth-grade students from Broadleigh Elementary School were honored for entering their artwork and essays
                                                      ica for the           into a contest sponsored by the Federal Women’s Program and Federally Employed Women. (From left) Bri-
                                                      better,” he           ana Broadnax won first place, Skylar Roberts was first runner-up and Celina Logo was second runner-up.
                                                        Joyce Beat-        ourselves. Women under-                 The event also included             grader at Broadleigh Ele-
                                                      ty, senior vice      stand that we need to                 musical selections per-               mentary School, who won
                                                      president for        stand on the shoulders of             formed by the Fort Hayes              first place in an art and
                                                      outreach and         other women.”                         High School Jazz Band, a              essay contest that support-
                                                      engagement             Beatty also served in the           solo performed by Xandra              ed the annual theme.
                                                      at The Ohio          Ohio House of Representa-             Wilson, accounts payable                 Colleen Marshall, local
                                                      State Univer-        tives for nine years and              supervisor at Defense                 news co-anchor at NBC 4,
                                                      sity, said,          was the first African-                Finance and Accounting                was scheduled to be the
                                                      “When we             American female to serve              Service, and a proclama-              program’s guest speaker
                                                      talk about           as the Democratic leader.             tion by Whitehall Mayor               but was unable to attend
                                                      raising the          She thanked the federal               John Wolfe.                           due to a scheduling con-
                       (DSCC photos by Chuck Moffett) bar, it’s not        community for always                    Federal Women’s Pro-                flict.
Joyce Beatty, senior vice president for outreach and good enough           remembering to salute                 gram manager Deb Hobbs                   The FWP and Federally
engagement at The Ohio State University, gave the     to say we’re         women. “What a great cele-            presented a trophy to Bri-            Employed Women co-
keynote speech during the program.                    doing it for         bration for us,” she said.            ana Broadnax, a fifth-                sponsored the program.
                                                                                                                       the Columbus Federal Voice            April 1, 2009     11

EBS human performance leads hold conference at DSCC
By John Foreman              knowledge
DSCC Public Affairs Office   skills and
   The Defense Supply Cen- practices
ter Columbus’ Human Per- and
formance Division played     enhance
host to Enterprise Business everyone’s
Systems site Human Perfor- knowledge
mance leads March 10-12      base dur-
to share information and     ing our
experience levels between    meetings.”
Defense Logistics Agency        Leads
organizations with regard to from
EBS integration.             across the
   The three-day conference enterprise
was attended by human        shared
performance leads from       their suc-
DLA headquarters, DSCC,      cesses
Defense Supply Center        during the
Richmond, Defense Supply conference
Center Philadelphia, Docu- and were
ment Automation and Pro-     able to
duction Service, Defense     review and                                                                                                    (DSCC photos by Charles Moffett)
Energy Support Service,      get copies    Enterprise Business Systems Human Performance lead personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency gathered at
Defense Reutilization and    of numer-     DSCC March 10-12 to share information and experience and receive briefings regarding EBS integration.
Marketing Service, and the   ous docu-                         and intern programs.               He also described how EBS dents on various training
Air Force Materiel Com-      ments and training support          DSCR’s EBS training              users are notified of                content and delivery related
mand.                        tools, many of which have         coordinator, Treacy O’Han- required training.                           questions.
   “The leads help integrate been available since the          lan, briefed DLA’s Learning          David Queenan demon-                 The next meeting of the
change management, orga- inception of EBS. News arti- Management System and                       strated the use of DLA               EBS HP leads will be held
nizational alignment,        cles, brochures and infor-        demonstrated how to devel- Training Center’s form used in June at DRMS in Battle
knowledge transfer and       mational posters were also        op and use a training plan. to collect input from stu-                  Creek, Mich.
training support efforts for available for attendees to
eProcurement, inventory      peruse.
management and stock
positioning and the enter-
                                DSCC staff provided
                             overviews during the con-
                                                                        DSCC Operation Feed campaign begins April 6
prise operational account-   ference. Tonya Robertson
ing system,” said Ron        outlined Enterprise Organi-
Elliott, the conference lead zational Alignment Board
for DSCC.                    procedures and the General
   Created under the direc-  Order Process. Elaine
tion of DLA J-1, this was    Young described the
the second DLA EBS HP        required EBS user informa-
leads conference and the     tion and how this data is
first outside of Washington, collected and the EBS user
D.C.                         list is managed. John Clark
   “During the first meeting demonstrated the submis-
of the leads, it became very sion of a SAAR using AMPS
clear that the team was      and described the steps for
comprised of people having processing the request and
varying degrees of experi-   monitoring it using the
ence with change manage-     AMPS report menu. And,
ment skills,” Elliott said.  Alessia Payne presented an
“We saw a need to share      overview of DSCC’s culture

                                                                                                                                                    (DSCC photo by Chuck Moffett)
                                                                        Associates of DSCC and tenant organizations are encouraged to bring in canned goods and other non-
                                                                        perishable items for the 2009 Operation Feed campaign on the DSCC installation that will run from April
                                                                        6 to 24. In the photo above, DSCC Deputy Commander James McClaugherty (right) and DSCC Chief of
                                                                        Staff Air Force Col. Daniel Hicks unload an associate’s car during last year’s campaign. Operation Feed
                                                                        is an annual community-wide food drive coordinated by the Mid-Ohio FoodBank. Food donations go
                                                                        toward meeting the need of 47,000 meals each day that are distributed through a network of pantries,
                                                                        soup kitchens and emergency shelters in 20 area counties. White donation boxes will be placed in vari-
                                                                        ous locations throughout the buildings on the installation. The most critically needed foods are canned
                                                                        tuna, meat, vegetables, soup, and pasta meals and peanut butter. Home-canned foods, outdated foods
                                                                        and food in glass containers will not be accepted. A food donation truck will be parked on the north side
                                                                        of Building 20 near Weapons Park during the campaign. Associates can drop off food at the truck from
                                                                        11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, April 6-22. The truck will be
From left, Wayne Williford from DSCP, Deana Smith from DRMS and         open for extended hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 24. For more information on the campaign, call
Kenya McCants from DESC review a training support manual, one of        program coordinator Joyce Bryant at 614-692-2928.
numerous support training tools available to conference participants.
12   the Columbus Federal Voice           April 1, 2009

TRICARE serves as sustainable ally during cancer battle
By Robert Fox                       Lombardi Comprehensive             had that, we didn’t panic.             As for Ashley, she hasn’t           “Always stay positive.”
TRICARE Office of Public            Cancer Center - a TRICARE          We would see how much                missed a beat. She boasts a             TRICARE Management
Affairs                             approved facility at George-       Georgetown billed and how            3.3 grade point average as            Activity, the Defense
                                    town University in Washing-        much TRICARE allotted.”              she completes school. She             Department agency that
  In 2007, the lives of the         ton, D.C.                            From the care of family            is full of energy and ready           administers the health care
LaPans, a TRICARE benefi-              Ashley finished out the         members and great doctors,           to finish college. She is             plan for the uniformed ser-
ciary family, were unpleas-         first half of her sophomore        to the economic support of           excited about life and                vices, retirees and their
antly interrupted. Jeff and         year and returned home for         TRICARE, the LaPans have             shares the three simple               families, serves more than
Sharon LaPan would                  a semester break to endure         overcome one of life’s most          words that helped her battle          9.1 million eligible benefi-
receive the shock of a life-        radiation and chemotherapy         grueling hurdles.                    cancer and survive -                  ciaries worldwide.
time.                               treatment.
  Their daughter was a full-           Jeff and Sharon remained
time college student at
Duquesne University in
                                    hopeful throughout Ashley’s
                                    treatment. They knew two
                                                                         SPORTS AND LEISURE
Pittsburgh and a part-time          things for certain. First,
employee at a local restau-         they felt confident in the
rant. An excellent student,         treatability of Hodgkin’s
Ashley maintained a heavier         lymphoma.
course load than most stu-             “It’s one of those things
dents, studied hard and             that people say, ‘if you’re
earned top grades.                  going to get cancer,
  Her life, too, would be dis-      Hodgkin’s is the one to get’
rupted by the fear and              because it’s so treatable,”
shock inherent when illness         Sharon said.
threatens life.                        Second, they developed
  Looking back at the               overwhelming confidence in
beginning of their journey,         their TRICARE benefits.
Sharon recalls when the                “TRICARE was cool,” Jeff
family found out Ashley had         said. “They told me what to
Hodgkin’s lymphoma.                 do, and I didn’t get the run-
  “I remember when I drove          around on the phone, being
up to Pittsburgh,” said Jeff,       passed from person to per-
an Army retiree. “Ashley            son. I called the toll-free
had her biopsy performed            TRICARE number and told
the next day. All of us were        them my situation. They
in denial. We thought that it       pointed me in the right
wasn’t going to be cancer.”         direction, and connected
  The results came in. Doc-         me to the right person.”                                                                                            (DSCC photo by Dave Benzing)
tors diagnosed Ashley with             As the LaPan family bat-        Jose Nieto (left foreground), a PGA pro and Eagle Eye Golf Course manager, leads a golf class last year at the
Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jeff            tled cancer, TRICARE stood         golf course. Adult golf lessons will resume this year April 15. Anyone interested in signing up can call 614-
and Sharon were afraid of           behind them, giving them           692-2075 or visit, click on Eagle Eye Golf Course and then on Golf Programs.
the struggles they might            the tools they needed to
encounter as they paid for
the care Ashley needed.
  But because the family
                                    survive and the space they
                                    needed to function.
                                       “Once I got those bills,
                                                                       Adult golf lessons begin April 15
receives TRICARE benefits,          somebody on the phone
Ashley was treated at one of
the premier cancer hospi-
                                    from TRICARE took the
                                    time to explain them to
                                                                       at DSCC Eagle Eye Golf Course
tals in the country, the            me,” Jeff said. “Once we             Golf lessons for adults begin April 15 at               There will be three sessions available
                                                                       the Eagle Eye Golf Course on the Defense                this season with each meeting for two
  DSCC deployer recognized for service                                 Supply Center Columbus installation, and
                                                                       maybe one of the best features is that stu-
                                                                                                                               hours per week for five weeks. Here is the
                                                                                                                               lessons schedule:
                                                                       dents will actually get a chance to venture               Orientation            Class dates
                                                                       out onto the course.                                      April 1               April 15-May 13
                                                                         The program is geared for associates                    May 14                May 28-June 24
                                                                       who want to learn the basics of the game -                June 25               July 8-August 5
                                                                       the grip, the stance and the swing.                       For more information, call Nieto at 614-
                                                                         “Students will even get the chance to                 692-2075 or visit the Eagle Eye Web site at
                                                                       play a few holes as they learn the basics,”   , click on Eagle Eye Golf
                                                                       said PGA professional Jose Nieto.                       Course and then on Golf Programs.

                                                                                        2009 Columbus Comets schedule
                                                                          To the right is the revised schedule for this
                                                                        year for the Columbus Comets women’s foot-                     April 18         Pittsburgh Force
                                                                        ball team. DSCC associate Suzy Keller is a                     May 2            Cincinnati Sizzle
                                                                        member of the team and was featured in a                       May 9            Cleveland Fusion
                                                        (DSCC photo)    story in the March 18 issue of the Voice.                      May 16           at Pittsburgh Force
  Maritime Customer Operations director Navy Capt. Jim Patton pre-      Home games are played at the Huffaker                          June 6           at Cleveland Fusion
  sents associate Lou Dockery a Global War on Terror and a DLA          Sports Center in Grove City with kickoffs at 7                 June 13          Kentucky Karma
  Civilian Superior Service medal for duty performed as a DLA Sup-      p.m. More information is available at                          June 20          at Cincinnati Sizzle
  port Team universal customer account specialist in Kuwait in 2008.                                        June 27          at Kentucky Karma
                                                                                           the Columbus Federal Voice   April 1, 2009   13

                                              DSCC BOWLING LEAGUE
                                                                 DSCC 3-man league
                                              Team Name           Points Won-Lost            Team Name           Points Won-Lost
                                              Bust ‘Em                   97-50               Two + One                  72-75
                                              WWJD                       88-59               3 Stooges                  72-75
                                              Mixers                     88-59               Playboys                   70-77
                                              Hackers 3                  84-63               Bob Hart’s Pro Shop        69-78
                                              Thirsty Turtle             83-64               Sm Med Lg                  69-78
                                              Somebody                   80-67               N.T.C.                     68-79
                                              Tailgaters                 80-67               X-Men                      68-79
                                              Hustle & Flow              80-67               Originals                  67-80
                                              Going Postal               80-67               All Starz                  67-80
                                              Night Shift                78-69               Three Aces                 64-83
                                              Strike Force               76.5-70.5           Pinbusters                 64-83
                                              Snap Crackle Pop           74-73               The Ink Well               63-84
                                              Land Rollers               73.5-73.5           GRS-3                      60-87
                                              Blues Brothers             72-75               Strike 3                   51-96
                                                               Top scores through week of March 12 (Week 21 of 24)
                                            Team Scratch Game: 1. N.T.C. (771); 2. Somebody (747); 3. Snap Crackle Pop (741)
                                            Team Scratch Series: 1. Snap Crackle Pop (2,138); 2. Sm Med Lg (2,035); 3. Bust ‘Em and
                                            The Ink Well (2,017)
                                            Team Handicap Game: 1. Somebody (838); 2. 3 Stooges (808); 3. Blues Brothers (802)
                                            Team Handicap Series: 1. Snap Crackle Pop (2,261) 2. Bob Hart’s Pro Shop (2,237); 2. Some-
                                            body (2,235);
                                            Scratch Game: 1. Steve Sipe (297); 2. Bill Polleys (290); 3. Gary Fuller and Jamal Grinston
                                            Scratch Series: 1. Bill Polleys (825); 2. Dale Carter (761) 3. Mike Beckett (751)
                                            Handicap Game: 1. Steve Sipe (346); 2. Gary Jackson (320) 3. Bill Wakefield (318)
                                            Handicap Series: 1. Gary Jackson (850); 2. Ed Davis (843); 3. Nathan Cox, Bill Polleys and
                                            James Jenkins (834)

                                                                 Ladies Night Out Trio
                                              Team Name           Points Won-Lost            Team Name          Points Won-Lost
                                              3WB                        63.5-24.5           Easy Does It              45-43
                                              Young Divas                54-34               Bob Hart’s Bowlers        43.5-44.5
                                                       53.5-34.5           Late Comers               43.5-44.5
                                              2 Seniors & Babe           51.5-36.5           Hot Shots                 41.5-46.5
                                              Triple 3ers                49-39               Classic Trio              38-38
                                              Why Are We Here            47.5-40.5           The Rebels                27-61
                                              EZ Credit                  46-42               Faithful 3                26-62
                                              Twins Plus One             45.5-42.5
                                                                 Top scores for week of March 12 (Week 22 of 24)
                                            Team Scratch Game: 1. Bob Hart’s Bowlers (658); 2. (612); 3. 3WB (610)
                                            Team Scratch Series: 1. 3WB (1,703); 2. Bob Hart’s Bowlers (1,695); 3. (1,686)
                                            Team Handicap Game: 1. Bob Hart’s Bowlers (741); 2. Young Divas (724); 3. Late Comers
                                            Team Handicap Series: 1. Young Divas (1,977); 2. Bob Hart’s Bowlers (1,944); 3. 3WB (1,928)
                                            Scratch Game: 1. Maxine Dillard (266); 2. Renee Brumfield (265); 3. Jann Porter (247)
                                            Scratch Series: 1. Maxine Dillard (718); 2. Renee Brumfield (684); 3. Donna Mills (622)
                                            Handicap Game: 1. Cheryl Henderson (281); 3. Renee Brumfield (277); 3. Jann Porter (275)
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                                              IT’S A DATE
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                                              Child Abuse Prevention Month                  April 22 - Earth Day
                                             April 3 - American Red Cross Blood Drive,      April 22 - Administrative Professionals Day
                                              9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Building 114             April 23 - DSCC Take Your Child to Work
Last issue’s Cryptoquip: I GUESS THE VERY                                                    Day
FIRST ROUND-THE-WORLD SEA VOYAGE WAS         April 6 - DSCC Operation Feed Campaign
CALLED THE SAIL OF THE CENTURY.               begins
This issue’s Cryptoquip clue: N equals A     April 10 - Good Friday                                       May 2009
                                             April 12 - Easter Sunday                        Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
                                             April 15 - Administrative Professionals Day    May 1 - DSCC Operation Feed Campaign
                                              celebration, 8 a.m., DFAS Conference Cen-      ends
                                              ter                                           May 1 - American Red Cross Blood Drive,
                                             April 17 - Armed Services Blood Program         9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Building 114
                                              blood drive, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Building    May 4-10 - Public Service Recognition Week
14   the Columbus Federal Voice                                April 1, 2009

National Guard unit receives Advanced Cardiac Life Support training
By Army Staff Sgt. Andrew    work for the Ohio Depart-
Brace                        ment of Rehabilitation and
285th unit Public Affairs    Correction in Columbus.
Representative                 Gardner as well as sever-
                             al other members of the
   COLUMBUS, Ohio -          ODRC staff graciously
While deployed to Baghdad accepted to teach a refresh-
last year supporting the     er course.
Global War on Terror, sol-     When asked why they
diers from the Columbus-     were so willing to partici-
based 285th Area Support     pate, Gardner stated, “We
Medical Company had to be all watched as many sol-
trained and certified in     diers from the 285th and
Advanced Cardiac Life Sup- other units make a sacrifice
port as part of their mis-   to serve our country over-
sion.                        seas. This is a small ges-
   Obtaining this certifica- ture to show our support
tion is no small task. In    for their commitment to our
addition to spending many country. We want our sol-
hours in the classroom for   diers to be fully trained and
initial certification, stu-  prepared to care for their
dents are required to pos-   wounded comrades, and
sess the ability to initiate this will help keep them
intravenous access, man-     proficient in their skills.”
age a patient’s airway, read   On Sunday, Jan. 25,
and interpret an electrocar- members of the ODRC staff                                                                                                                                                    (Photos by Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Runyon)
diogram and administer       spent eight hours providing                                                     In the photo above, Army Sgt. Amber Wozniak (center) practices her medical skills during Advanced Cardiac
emergency medications.       ACLS recertification to the                                                     Life Support training as 1st Lt. Theresa Swank and John Gardner observe. Below, soldiers from the 285th Area
   The medics were tested    soldiers.                                                                       Support Medical Company listen intently as an employee of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correc-
many times during their        The ODRC staff was                                                            tion provides instructions during ACLS recertification.
deployment with real world impressed with the knowl-
cases on the battlefield and edge and motivation of the
their experience and exper- soldiers who attended the
tise in emergency cardiac    refresher course, and Gard-
care saved lives.            ner commented further
   Now that the 285th has    that the soldiers seemed
returned home, keeping       very well prepared for this
these soldiers certified     challenging class and it
came with its own unique     was obvious that the sol-
set of challenges. Medics    diers had spent a signifi-
are not currently required   cant amount of their own
to be certified in ACLS.     time preparing for the
   Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Run- course.
yon, the 285th treatment       Even the soldiers who do
platoon sergeant,            not actively work in the
approached his civilian      health care industry picked
supervisor, John Gardner,    up quickly where they had
a certified ACLS instructor, left off and passed both the
about teaching a re-         classroom and hands-on
certification class to keep  exam with flying colors
his soldiers’ skills sharp.  thanks to the expert train-
Runyon and Gardner both      ing they received.

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Lockheed Martin opens FASI-G facility in Columbus
  Lockheed Martin formal-           Center will be staffed by            vices.                                Columbus Commanding               tics and sustainment sup-
ly opened a state-of-the-art        experienced logistics pro-             “This facility will provide         General Army Brig. Gen.           port to forces around the
command center to sup-              fessionals who will oversee          robust and reliable service,          Patricia McQuistion also          world through perfor-
port the Fleet Automotive           inventory forecasting,               leveraging recent innova-             spoke at the GSCC ribbon mance based logistics.
Support Initiative-Global           order management and                 tions to meet the needs of            cutting ceremony.                 Lockheed Martin won the
(FASI-G) program in                 distribution to ensure cost          the U.S. military,” said                “We are excited about           competition to provide sus-
Columbus, Ohio, March               effective and reliable oper-         Rich Lockwood, vice presi-            the capabilities that the         tainment support for tacti-
25. FASI-G is a Defense             ations. The GSCC lever-              dent of New Ventures.                 Fleet Automotive Support          cal and non-tactical U.S.
Logistics Agency program            ages Lockheed Martin’s               “Ultimately, it all comes             Initiative brings to our          military land-based vehi-
that provides automotive            proven supply chain man-             down to supporting the                warfighters around the            cles for the next 10 years.
parts support for military          agement solution to pro-             warfighter with the right             world. This contract is a            The team’s collaboration
vehicles.                           vide around-the-clock                part at the right place at            tremendous example of             with small businesses is a
  Lockheed’s new Global             decision support and sup-            the right time, every time.”          DLA’s strategic approach          key component of FASI-G,
Sustainment Command                 ply chain execution ser-               Defense Supply Center               to supply chain manage-           with 80 percent of the pro-
                                                                                                               ment - to leverage the best gram’s supplier base com-
                                                                                                               of government and indus-          ing from that business
                                                                                                               try capabilities for greatest sector.
                                                                                                               at the best
                                                                                                               value to keep       Gray is J6C March
                                                                                                               our forces
                                                                                                               ready. And          Employee of the Month
                                                                                                               having the
                                                                                                               Global Sus-
                                                                                                               Center locat-
                                                                                                               ed this close
                                                                                                               to DSCC is a
                                                                                                               enabler for
                                                                                     (Lockheed Martin photo)     FASI-G is
Cutting a ribbon to open Lockheed Martin’s new Fleet Automotive Support Initiative-Global (FASI-G) program     part of the
support center in Columbus are (from left) Dave Broadbent, Lockheed Martin vice president for operations       Defense
                                                                                                                                                   (J6C photo by J. Spencer Denison)
and global sustainment, DSCC Commanding General Army Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Fred Moosally,            Department’s
                                                                                                                                  Paula Gray has been selected as J6C’s Employ-
Lockheed Martin president of MS2, and Milton Lewis, executive director of contracting and acquisition man-     initiative to
                                                                                                                                  ee of the Month for March.
agement at DSCC.                                                                                               improve logis-

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