The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager – OCONUS (TASM-O) program at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, recently experienced a microburst wind storm that damaged the aircraft hangar. The DynCorp International (DI) team was quick to respond to this dangerous situation and functioned as partners with the Army unit in Kosovo, assessing and mitigating the damage to the hangar, personnel, and the aircraft. Read More →
The USO’s recent social media campaign, #Flex4Forces, inspired DynCorp International employees from DI headquarters to Bangalore to flex their biceps and post their photos to Twitter.
The campaign was in support of America’s military service members. It is a way for the public to demonstrate appreciation to members of the military and their families. The campaign garnered support from across the nation including tweets from several of our DI offices. Read More →
On the evening of July 3, a “New Orleans” themed gala and cake ceremony was held for Afghan officials, Ambassadors, military personnel and citizens from other nations. The cake, which celebrated the United States’ 241st birthday and which weighed a whopping 164 lbs., was cut with a sword by the Marines. On July 4, DI hosted a breakfast for a U.S. Congressional Delegation and then later a BBQ dinner for the Embassy community.
Back in November 2016, DynCorp International (DI) won the Davis-Monthan Contract Field Team (CFT) task order on the U.S.Air Force CFT program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) in Tucson, Arizona. With this task order, DI is maintaining the 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s A-10 fighters while the previous active duty maintainers transition to the F-35. By transitioning from Airmen to DI professionals, this ensures the Air Force continues to train its new A-10 pilots while freeing up crucial maintainers for the new fighters.
On June 1, DynCorp International (DI) employees Doug Eller and Bubba White attended the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) annual awards ceremony at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. DI sponsors and presents the Non-Rated Crewmember (NRCM) of the Year award each year. This year it was awarded to SGT Vincent Anastasi, B Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Aviation Regiment. Throughout 2016, SGT Anastasi exceeded every standard and expectation put forth by his command as a NRCM and non-commissioned officer (NCO). His skills and ability as a NRCM allowed him to earn all nine qualifications necessary to progress and accelerate to Fully Mission Qualified Flight Engineer in 20 months, exceeding the average progression by six months. In addition, SGT Anastasi earned his airborne wings by balancing both technical and tactical skills along with leadership attributes during a high OPTEMPO with little guidance. SGT Anastasi deserves this award as he without fail shows what a Night Stalker should be as an NCO, Soldier, and NRCM.
On May 25, DynCorp International (DI) CEO Lou Von Thaer visited the DynCorp International Business Services (DIBS) office in Bangalore, India. DIBS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DI, which provides back-end support services to DI, its subsidiaries, and affiliates. The office opened in July 2015 to deliver round-the-clock processing in accounting, accounts payable, document management, recruiting, and human resources, which has successfully increased DI’s productivity and efficiency. Today DIBS has 45 employees.
In its sixth straight year, DynCorp International (DI) was recognized for its efforts to recruit and support veterans and their families. DI was named to the 2017 Best for Vets: Employers rankings once again by Military Times magazine.
This Military Times rankings began eight years ago as a resource for veterans to use during the search for employment. The rankings are established following a lengthy independent and objective survey process. Survey questions are designed to evaluate company culture, veteran recruiting, veteran policies, and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves. The data is carefully evaluated and the best companies are published in the Military Times rankings.
Veterans continue to play a critical role at DI, according to DI CEO Lou Von Thaer. Former service members or current reservists comprise more than half of DI. Read More →
DynCorp International (DI) CEO, Lou Von Thaer, several members of the DI Leadership Team and special guests Kathy and Michelle McEvoy – wife and daughter of the late Colonel Dick McEvoy – attended the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Honor Guard Gala on Wednesday, April 12 in Washington, D.C. Read More →
On the MD Helicopters’ Contractor Logistics Support (MD530 CLS) program at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, DynCorp International (DI) personnel observed and mentored an Afghan Air Force (AAF) team load two AMD530 light-attack helicopters into a C-130, a large military transport aircraft.
“This is the first time in the program’s history that the Afghans conducted an AMD530 load-out,” said Noel Shorts, MD530 CLS program manager.
The Afghan personnel are trainees of the MD530 CLS Maintainer Training program. In addition to maintaining the AAF fleet of AMD530 aircraft, DI trains Afghan Air Force personnel to empower them to become Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) level maintenance mechanics. As part of that training and transition effort, DI team members mentored the AAF personnel in loading and securing the AAF AMD530 helicopters onto an AAF C-130. Read More →
DynCorp International is proud to announce its participation in this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).
The conference is the Middle East and North Africa region’s only international exhibition dedicated to featuring the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. Over 1,100 regional and international defense manufacturers and contractors will take part in the exhibit. Additionally, key decision makers from the government, military, and defense industries will have the opportunity to discuss potential solutions for the biggest challenges the industry is facing. Read More →