December 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm
During the month of October, DynCorp International’s Multi Sensor Aerial Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (MAISR) Maintenance and Logistics team provided unprecedented support, allowing the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to fly more than 1,640 hours combined. The combined flying time, as well as combined Operational Readiness Rates, exceeded contract requirements.
“I am consistently impressed with the operational tempo of this program and the commitment of the men and women who support this mission and customer,” said Franklin Paul, DynCorp International (DI) program manager. “Throughout my aviation career I have never seen aircraft fly the hours they do on this program. These aircraft fly almost non-stop, 16 – 20 hours per day and 25 – 27 days per month. That equates to 410 flight hours per month, per aircraft. The only time each aircraft is not in the air is for scheduled phase maintenance, unscheduled maintenance problems, or to refuel. It’s a true testimony to the DI team’s hard work and teamwork to meet and exceed these tasks.” Read more →
December 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm
DynCorp International was recently a participant in the London Conference on Afghanistan held December 3-4, 2014. At the event, representatives from 59 countries reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Afghanistan in becoming a secure and stable nation post-2014 drawdown.
The conference provided a platform for Afghan government representatives to discuss their vision for reform and for the international community to demonstrate enduring solidarity and support for the country.
Newly elected Afghan president Ashraf Ghani was among the featured speakers and laid out his plan to reform Afghanistan. As noted in a news release from the U.K. Department for International Development, Ghani “outlined steps he has already taken to deliver on his ambitious agenda to reform Afghanistan and deliver economic security by tackling corruption, maintaining the progress made on national security and placing women’s and civil rights at the heart of the country’s future prosperity.” Read more →
December 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm
DynCorp International is once again proud to support Project USO Elf, a program that provides local military children with gifts for the holidays. Partnering with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), DI will help serve hundreds of military families this holiday season.
In addition to a corporate sponsorship, DI team members volunteered at events at Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade to help distribute and presents to participating families.
About Project USO Elf
Project USO-Elf was established in 2008 when USO-Metro began receiving calls from service members who needed assistance with providing gifts for their children during the holidays. It was also during this time that USO-Metro received an increase in calls from the public wanting to give back to our military and their families. The program began as “Adopt a Military Child” with both the military community and the civilian community interested in supporting our troops. The program evolved from serving about 500 children a year to more than 1,200 and was subsequently changed to “Project USO Elf.” Read more →
December 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm
DynCorp International team members in Fort Worth, Texas, and Kuwait celebrated the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 2014. The “birthday” commemorates the establishment on the Marine Corps in 1775.
In Kuwait, the DI team even invited the Marines stationed at the American Embassy Kuwait to a celebratory lunch. With more than 60 percent of DI’s total workforce having previously served in the U.S. military, occasions such as the Marine Corps birthday hits close to home for many DI team members.
In Fort Worth, Texas, a Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer sword was used to cut a celebratory cake. Per tradition, the oldest Marine in attendance cuts the cake and presents a piece to the youngest Marine in attendance.
“As the youngest Marine at our celebration, it was meaningful to experience the symbolism of the oldest Marine passing on his wisdom to the next generation, emphasizing the fact that Marines take care of young Marines before they look to their own needs,” said Clinton Barkley, DynCorp International Operations manager. Read more →
November 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm
DynCorp International team members in McLean, Va., held a Thanksgiving food drive and donated nearly 200 pounds of food to benefit Food for Others. Items collected included stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, gravy, canned vegetables, canned fruits, cake mix or pie fixings and fruit juices.
Beginning in October, Food for Others begins to collect all the fixings for Thanksgiving meals. These items are put together in bags that will provide much of a Thanksgiving meal for families in the Northern Virginia area.
Food for Others
Food for Others is the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia, providing assistance vitally needed by unemployed and low-income citizens. Food for Others provides a safety net for people who suddenly face unforeseen emergencies such as a family illness or the loss of a job or a spouse. Read more →
November 13, 2014 at 11:49 am
DynCorp International is an annual supporter of the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) Turkeys for Troops program. The program helps feed local, junior-enlisted military families by providing them with holiday meal baskets. Each basket contains holiday meal ingredients including canned goods, stuffing and pie mixes. Each also includes a gift card for a fresh turkey or ham and will feed a family of up to six members.
The program began in 2008 when it gave baskets to approximately 500 families in response to an increase in emergency food requests. This year, the USO-Metro hopes to provide more than 1,200 baskets. The program is made possible through generous donations from corporate partners such as DI, and funds raised during an annual telethon held on Veteran’s Day. Read more →
November 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm
DynCorp International team members at Fort Bliss recently demonstrated their commitment to quality performance achieving an inspection first time pass rate of nearly 100 percent. A first time pass indicates delivering a working result in one pass, without quality defects.
The DI team repaired and returned more than 880 pieces of Pre-Deployment Training Equipment (PDTE) ground equipment used by U.S. military personnel.
“The McGregor Range team at Fort Bliss has exemplified a high degree of commitment to excellence and their performance has proven to be outstanding,” said Timothy Gahr, DynCorp International program manager.
DynCorp International at Fort Bliss
DI supports the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss through task order under the Field and Installation Readiness Support (FIRST) contract to manage the Field Logistics Readiness Center (FLRC). DI has supported this program since April 2010.
At the Fort Bliss FLRC and the surrounding area, DI provides augmentation support to the Army for equipment maintenance, depot repair, and installation of Modification Work Orders for Automotive Systems, Power Generation Systems, Weapons, Communications Systems, and receipt, storage, and issue of parts, packing, and shipping.
October 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm
The Naval Air Systems Command recently awarded DynCorp International a contract to provide aircraft maintenance and logistics support to the Chief of Naval Air Training. The contract has a total potential value of $443.3 million. DI’s team members will perform this work at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi in Texas, NAS Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola in Florida, and elsewhere within the U.S.
DynAviation senior vice president James Myles commented that DI has been a trusted partner to the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years. DI plans to build upon that tradition with this new contract. “We look forward to continuing to serve our Navy customers and supporting the vital mission of the chief of Naval Air Training,” said Myles. Read more →
October 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Casals & Associates, a DynCorp International company, recently supported a group of young actors in El Salvador in putting together a play that raises awareness of social issues affecting Salvadoran youth. The Casals team partnered with the drama theatre ensemble, “Grupo Realista” (“True to Life Group”), who held their debut performance of “Restricted Access,” to nearly 200 students in their community.
Casals Democracy Strengthening Program (DSP) director, Carlos Guerrero, met the founding members of the group as they performed at a community fair.
“I couldn’t help but notice their enthusiasm,” said Guerrero. “Their passion for using performing arts to disseminate objectives that paralleled that of the DSP program made for an easy partnership.”
Guerrero worked with the group and proposed a small acting project, engaging a local theater director who would help develop ideas and talents with the actors. Read more →
October 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm
The Army Aviation Association of America will present the Materiel Readiness Award to DynCorp International during the Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium, November 6, 2014, in Huntsville, Ala. DI is being given this award for Contribution by a Major Contractor in recognition of DI’s outstanding addition to the materiel readiness and logistical support of U.S. Army Aviation.
DynAviation senior vice president James Myles is humbled by the award designation since DI takes its support of the U.S. Army very seriously. “We have provided full-spectrum aerospace, aviation and air operations solutions worldwide for decades and the Army Field Maintenance Division is one of our key programs,” said Myles. “Our team members take pride in providing high-quality logistical, direct organizational, intermediate and limited depot-level maintenance, maintenance operations and administrative support wherever required.”
This is the second time in 2014 DI has received an award of this nature. In February, the Army Aviation Association of America Tennessee Valley Chapter presented DI an Aviation Field Maintenance Directorate award during the Joseph P. Cribbins Symposium. Read more →