January 22, 2015 at 9:54 am
DynCorp International (DI) was awarded a contract in 2014 to provide Global Information Technology Modernization (GITM) services for the U.S. Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM). In working with several Centers of Excellence (COEs) throughout the Company, the program successfully transitioned to DI systems, positioning the team to best serve the customer.
A Smooth Transition
“Program transitions involve coordination between the program team, COEs and the customer to understand how functional areas will interact once the program is up and running,” said Josh Creson, DynCorp International program manager.
Samantha Yanger, DynCorp International program and project specialist commented, “Communication with COEs and program points of contact is critical up front. The more defined processes and detailed standard procedures can be identified, the better. Knowing the hand-off points in a process has had the greatest impact for Team DI on the GITM program.” Read more →
January 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm
To showcase the unique NASA Super Guppy Transport (SGT) aircraft, maintained by DynCorp International mechanics, the Discovery Channel Canada followed the Super Guppy on a recent cross-country mission from El Paso, Texas, to Long Beach, Calif., to load valuable and futuristic aerospace hardware for final delivery to NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The mission will be featured on an episode of “Mighty Planes” to be aired in late 2015.
As part of DynCorp International’s NASA Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support (AMOS) contract, DI team members based with the SGT in El Paso, Texas, maintain the uniquely shaped cargo aircraft. The Super Guppy is based in the dry desert climate to help prevent corrosion and decay of vital aircraft parts. DI’s part of the Super Guppy team includes the maintenance manager, four dedicated mechanics, numerous additional mechanics with extensive experience on the aircraft, an aircraft specialist and a flight engineer. Many of these employees discussed on camera how they each play a part in keeping the specialized aircraft in flight and mission ready. Read more →
January 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm
DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded two contracts with a total cumulative potential value of $100.7 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to provide advisory, training and mentoring services to the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior (MoI/Afghanistan National Police) and the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MoD/Afghanistan National Army).
Through each contract, DI team members will provide in-depth advising, mentoring, training, and programmatic support to the Afghan MoI and MoD. Support services include personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services as necessary.
Randy Bockenstedt, DynLogistics senior vice president, DynCorp International, commented, “We have supported the U.S. Army and coalition forces in providing this specialized training since 2010. We are honored to be able to continue this partnership and contribute to strengthening the Afghan national security forces.”
Each firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable contract has a nine-month base period with two three-month option periods. Total potential value for the contract supporting the Afghan MoI is $52.1 million. Total potential value for the contract supporting the Afghan MoD is $52.1 million.
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.