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DynCorp International War Reserve Materiel Program is Committed to Continuous Improvement

September 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

WRM Thumrait dyncorp intlThe DynCorp International War Reserve Materiel (WRM) program has demonstrated its commitment to continuous improvement by implementing a new initiative aimed to drive down the cost per unit to produce, reduce overtime hours, improve throughput, increase safety and improve quality.

DI’s WRM team worked together to develop a Lean strategy to better support its customers, the U.S. Air Force Central Command (USAFCENT) and Acquisition Management Integration Center (AMIC). For example, the WRM team in Thumrait, Oman, recently completed five projects focusing on reducing the vehicle acceptance timeframe by half and redesigning a process flow for heater maintenance that reduced waste and resulted in a 60 percent reduction in labor hour consumption. Read more →

DynCorp International Airfield Operations Team Provides Support in Afghanistan

September 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Leatherneck Sweepers LOGCAPDynCorp International’s Airfield Operations Team provides support as part of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) in Afghanistan. It supports the airfield operations and management, air traffic control, airfield sweeping, weather observing and forecasting, and transient alert missions, which all play a critical role in the U.S. military’s ability to perform its mission safely and efficiently.

By providing transient and base-assigned aircraft operations, the DI team allows military personnel to focus on their operations and goals.

“We have an extraordinary group of airfield professionals who are dedicated to aviation safety and outstanding customer service,” said DynCorp International project airfield manager, Milton Reed. Read more →

DynCorp International CAL FIRE Team Supports Each Other

August 26, 2014 at 2:16 pm

CAL Fire Silva like shirtsEach year, DynCorp International team members working in support of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) gather to recognize the efforts of their maintenance technician team.

Recently several DI pilots working at Columbia Air Attack Base nominated base mechanic, Michael Silva, for the Mechanic of the Year Award, awarded by DI and CAL FIRE program leadership.

“Mike’s work ethic and unmatched attention to detail are truly incredible. He spends hours every day inspecting, greasing, and fixing even the most minor items regardless if the temperatures are over 100 degrees in the middle of the afternoon. He just never seems to stop or run out of energy! It’s not an exaggeration to say he inspects our aircraft with a flashlight and a mirror, or is continually checking our planes as we hot-load, or spends late hours until he is absolutely satisfied it is perfect. His unwavering energy and constant care gives us the confidence to know we are flying an impeccably maintained and safe aircraft, so we can focus on the job,” said DynCorp International pilot, Rich Schlink. Read more →

DynCorp International NASA Team Helps Rebuild WB-57 Aircraft

August 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

N927DynCorp International team members working in support of the NASA Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support (AMOS) program recently helped make aviation history – aiding in the reconstruction of a WB-57 aircraft 40 years after its last mission. The jet, now identified as N927, had been retired from military service in the summer of 1972 and stored in “The Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The N927 now holds the record for the longest time an aircraft has been in extended storage before returning to flying status. Read more →

Upcoming DynCorp International Elicitation and Rapport Training Seminars

August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

DI employees working at Fort Campbell.DynCorp International has announced three new sessions for its Elicitation and Rapport Training seminars to take place at its global headquarters in McLean, Va. Each three-day session consists of lectures and practical exercises where students will learn elicitation techniques to obtain sensitive information from people without them being aware that they are providing it. Upcoming session dates include:

  • October 13‐15, 2014
  • November 18‐20, 2014
  • December 9‐11, 2014

Course Instruction includes video-based demonstrations, practical exercises, and collateral material that includes an authoritative text on elicitation techniques. Students who successfully complete the seminar will be able to employ elicitation techniques in virtually any personal or professional context. Read more →

DynCorp International to Provide Project Delivery Services in Australia

August 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm

DynCorp (Aust.) Pty Limited, a wholly owned DynCorp International subsidiary also known as Dyn-Australia, has recently signed a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of Defence to provide project delivery services throughout Australia.

“Dyn-Australia has proven its commitment to the Australian Defence Force through successful logistics and aviation programs in Afghanistan for more than nine years,” said Clifford Cagle, DynCorp International senior vice president, DynGlobal. “We are excited to expand our business in Australia with the Defence Support and Reform Group, as well as the Asia Pacific region through government and commercial enterprises.”

In the first strategic win for the DynGlobal Group, DI will be providing national project delivery and management services for individual facility projects across all Australian Defence bases through this contract. Read more →

DynCorp International Awarded Option Year for Aircraft Maintenance Contract at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River

August 7, 2014 at 10:49 am

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has chosen to exercise DynCorp International’s third option year for an aircraft maintenance support contract at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River, Md.

“DI is proud to continue our important work supporting the U.S. Navy at Pax River, where we have had a presence for more than four decades,” said Jim Myles, DynCorp International senior vice president, DynAviation.

Under this contract, DI provides organizational level maintenance and logistics support for all Naval Test Wing Atlantic aircraft and support equipment. Aircraft includes all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air, and unmanned aircraft on-site for project testing, as well as transient, loaner, leased and tested civilian aircraft assigned to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. DI team members will also provide supportability and safety studies, and off-site aircraft safety and spill containment patrols and aircraft recovery services. Read more →

DynCorp International to Provide Land Mobile Radio Support in Kosovo

August 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm

LMR KosovoDynCorp International has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to provide land mobile radio support in Kosovo. DI team members will repair and maintain Motorola land mobile radio equipment, transmission systems and airfield electronics. Services will also include maintenance for handheld accessories, base and mobile accessories equipment to include remote repeater sites.

“We are excited to be expanding our footprint in Kosovo, where we have supported the U.S. Army and other customers for several years,” said Chris Bernhardt, DynCorp International president and acting vice president, DynLogistics. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with NATO Kosovo Forces.”

The competitively-awarded contract has one base year with two, six-month options and a total contract value of $978,000 if all options are exercised. Read more →

DynCorp International Helps Foster Accountability and Transparency in Timor-Leste

July 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

From February 2011 thrtimor-leste 1ough March 2014, Casals & Associates, a DynCorp International company, implemented a technical assistance program to promote accountability and curb corruption in Timor-Leste under the sponsorship of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

DI conducted its anti-corruption work in Timor-Leste in close partnership with the central government and local civil society organizations. Program support included: Read more →

DynCorp International CAL FIRE Team Members Help Suppress Hutto Fire in California

July 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Hutto FireDynCorp International team members work with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to help suppress and control wild land fires, helping save many lives and personal property throughout the state. In a recent incident, the DI CAL FIRE team helped suppress the Hutto fire in Smartsville, Calif.

The Hutto fire was like many in Northern California during the summer, burning an estimated 38 acres before being contained by the CAL FIRE team and other fire agencies. DI air tanker pilot Colin Rogers was part of the aerial firefighting team that dropped retardant on the Hutto fire. A family whose home he helped save recently paid him a visit, dropping off small gifts to show their appreciation, including a painting done by a young girl in the family.

“Our tanker drops were but one of the many tools that kept her home safe during the Hutto fire,” said Rogers. “The retardant we drop helps to slow the spread of the fires, but the boots on the ground put them out.” Read more →

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