More than 100 people and 55 companies attended a small business outreach event on April 18 at the Thompson Alumni Center on the University of Nebraska campus in Omaha. The collaborative hosts of the event included the local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Air Force 55th Wing.Read More →
Carol Simmons said, “It’s time.”
After serving 43 years with DynCorp International (DI), Carol is looking forward to spending time with her children and grandchildren in Arizona. She began work for Dynalectron, DI’s predecessor, in 1976 as an aircraft mechanic at Wichita Air Force Base in Kansas. She left Wichita to accept a short assignment to Charleston AFB and in 1978 transferred to George AFB in California supporting F-4 aircraft maintenance until 1991.
“Yes, that is correct – Carol started as an aircraft mechanic back in ’76,” said Charlie Grogan, current U.S. Navy senior program director and previous Contract Field Teams lead. “She was definitely a pioneer in her field.”Read More →
DynCorp International’s (DI) Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) Total Package Fielding (TPF) teams received kudos for training conducted in Korea and the U.S.
“We recently issued 47 Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) vehicles to various U.S. installations in Korea,” said Rich Majarrez, MTV logistics analyst and team lead. “Our fielding team flew to Busan, South Korea to inspect the vehicles before they were staged and shipped out to the different fielding sites throughout Korea. We had seven members: Gary Nobles, Robert Greene, Tim Fox, Eric Sirois, Ernie Huntly, Darin Widrick and myself.”Read More →
Last month in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Regional Security Office (RSO) Kabul and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) and the U.S. Embassy Kabul collaborated in a joint exercise designed to help save lives and mitigate property damage by conducting a fire and emergency support services mass casualty (MASCAL) exercise.
The RSM headquarters is host to military personnel from numerous allied and partner nations and includes a fire department and medical facility. The RSM fire and medical teams are capable organizations managed by a European contractor, and they were the U.S. Embassy’s primary fire response prior to the U.S. Embassy contracting with DynCorp International (DI) to provide fire and emergency services on the Afghanistan Life Support Services (ALiSS) contract.Read More →
This October, the DynCorp International (DI) Total Package Fielding (TPF) Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) team traveled from Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Guam to issue vehicles and teach an Operator New Equipment Training (OPNET) class for the U.S. Army 797th Engineer Company.
“Despite a typhoon that hit the island and closed the base for a day, the OPNET class continued as scheduled and was instructed by DI’s Johnny Wolford, Robert Greene and Eric Sirois,” said Nick Sass, MTV program manager. “They received many accolades and high marks from the 797th from the post-training evaluations.”Read More →
From a cooking show special at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan to 216 lbs. of shrimp on the tiny remote island of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, DynCorp International (DI) programs celebrated Thanksgiving. A national holiday celebrated on various dates in several nations including the U.S., Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
This year, the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP IV) served seven tons of turkey, three tons of prime rib, three tons of steamship round, two tons of shrimp cocktail and two tons of baked ham at six dining facilities (DFACs) in Afghanistan.
The Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP IV) in Abu Dhabi, UAE built a decoratively lit palm tree from pineapple rinds and local palm fronds, and DI Food Service specialists and management were on hand to provide an excellent holiday meal to their soldiers and airmen.Read More →
DynCorp International’s corporate offices recently participated in a Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer fundraising effort to follow the Susan G. Komen (SGK) 3-Day in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.
Paying to wear jeans for a week contributed to more than $3,000 being raised for the SGK foundation to support research for a cure.
The annual three-day, 60 mile walk makes a real difference in the fight against breast cancer. Over the past 15 years and 163 events, the money SGK raised has been used to save lives, support community programs, and make huge strides in breast cancer research.
Flash flooding in Dallas-Fort Worth held off just long enough for eighteen holes to be played in the DynCorp International (DI) Journey of Hope Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 21. The tournament raised $143,000 for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) with donations from tournament sponsorships and raffles.
Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of TAPS, joined DI and the players at the Fossil Creek Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas for the tournament.
“It was an honor to be the beneficiary of the DynCorp International Journey of Hope golf classic,” said
TAPS founder Bonnie Carroll. “The day came off flawlessly and the weather was perfect – the rain held off until the very last golfer was on their last hole! We like to think our heroes in heaven were watching over us and kept the rain off those who are helping their loved ones!”
The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland has completed installation and testing of the Area Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) modification in two T-6B Texas II aircraft.
“This is a major modification to the aircraft, and the install training was provided by our DynCorp International (DI) folks at Whiting Field when Pax sent a team down to Florida,” said Randy Hughes, Pax River program manager. “Our DI technicians did an outstanding job installing this mod on the first two aircraft and we have four others to complete.” Read More →
DynCorp International (DI) Executive Chef Yudy Nunez and Chef Joe McGee from the Afghanistan Life Support Services (ALiSS) program Food Services task order recently sat down to conduct a video conference at the Information Research Center (IRC) in Kabul, Afghanistan. The conference, connected to groups around Afghanistan, detailed the elements of proper nutrition and how to prepare a well-balanced meal with only a small budget.