ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- It surely is beginning to look at lot like Christmas, one of the most joyous times of the year.

Meanwhile, it is hard to believe that 2017 is already coming to a close.

Before 2017 ends, I want to thank employees and the tenant commands for your teamwork.

To the members of the DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., family, thank you for internalizing the need to ACT right.

Your Attitude, Communication and Teamwork made for a highly productive year and poised our distribution center for continued success.

Moreover, your hard work, dedicated service and resiliency have made a positive, lasting impact on me.

I hope you have a chance to reflect on our blessings of the past year. During your reflection, please remember the important work you do to support the warfighter, reflect on your good fortunes and set some challenging, but achievable, goals for the new year.

Most importantly, take care of yourself, your family and each other.

Remember everyone needs a support system and your thoughtful generosity can make the difference.

In 2018, more challenges await us. But, I am confident you will exceed expectations, based on your continuously demonstrated professionalism and work ethic.

I am proud to be a member of the DDAA family and I am excited about 2018.

I know time does fly when you love your job and the people you work with, so, in the new year, I am looking forward to making memories I will always cherish.

From the Lindley family to you and your family, happy holidays and best wishes in the new year.