DynCorp International has been awarded a new contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program. The program helps suppress and control wildfires. Work will be performed at McClellan Park in Sacramento, California and aircraft are deployed throughout 12 air tactical and 10 helitack bases throughout the state.
The competitively awarded contract has a two-year base period with three, one-year options, for a total potential value of $126.2 million. Read more →
The DynCorp International team working in support of the NASA Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support (AMOS) program recently recognized their employee of the year and mechanic of the year at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. Cindy Vasek, Logs and Records custodian, was selected as the 2014 Employee of the Year and Vince Cade, T-38 Flightline/Unscheduled Maintenance mechanic, earned honors as the 2014 Mechanic of the Year. Both recipients share an acute focus on how their roles impact the safety of their coworkers, as well as the lives of astronauts and pilots who fly the aircraft they place into service.
Each year the DI NASA AMOS management team solicits input and nominations for employee and mechanic of the year candidates from the entire workforce. Those nominations are then forwarded up the management chain for review and final selection. Read more →
DynCorp International’s apprentice program for aviation mechanics is featured in the current issue of Helicopter Maintenance Magazine. The program is based at McClellan Air Park, California, and also supports the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
The Apprenticeship Program
“An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly-skilled occupation,” said Jeffrey Cavarra, DynCorp International program director.
As the availability of licensed, qualified mechanics decreases, DI’s apprenticeship program has been successful in providing critical training for professionals in need of required maintenance experience. Many schools offer airframe and powerplant (A&P) and aviation maintenance technology (AMT) programs, but employers often require candidates to also have at least a few years of hands-on maintenance experience. Read more →
As part of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) in Afghanistan, DynCorp International team members provide an array of fire protection services at Tactical Base Dwyer. Support services include aircraft rescue firefighting, structural fire protection, rescue operations, hazardous materials operations level response, fire prevention, fire extinguisher exchange and recharging, and smoke detector exchange for all personnel on site.
The DI fire team at Dwyer is responsible for structural firefighting services on the base and they also provide aircraft rescue firefighting and support the airfield by responding to in-flight and ground emergencies.
“The effective deployment of resources, coupled with a highly successful execution of a comprehensive Fire Prevention Program, continues to ensure the highest level of protection for Tactical Base Dwyer personnel and property,” said Brad Sprague, director of Operations and Maintenance, DynCorp International. “An aggressive fire safety and public education program is credited with preventing any serious incidents on the base.” Read more →
DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) to continue providing aviation maintenance services under the Army Aviation Field Maintenance (AFM) contract. Services will support operations throughout the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager – OCONUS (TASM-O) and Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager – Southwest Asia (TASM-S) regions. Read more →
DynCorp International’s Property Management team in Afghanistan recently passed a Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) audit to evaluate the quality and control of their Property Management System. Conducted at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, the audit led to an approval of DI’s overall Property Management program.
“Passing a Property Management System Analysis can pose its challenges, especially with the large population size of DI’s property book,” said Derrick Harper, DynCorp International senior logistics manager. “Our team members truly take ownership of the process, which I believe is the key to our continued success.”
DI’s Property Management team in Afghanistan works in support of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP). Read more →
The AAAA-sponsored event brings the Army Aviation community together to discuss solutions for warfighters and will include several networking and professional development opportunities. DI team members will be on hand to discuss the DynAviation Group’s capabilities and offerings in the Technology Learning Center. Read more →
As part of its ongoing commitment to aviation maintenance training, DynCorp International has earned the 2015 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence for three of its programs.
U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington Program
For the 12th year, the DI team at Joint-Base Andrews has earned this prestigious award. Through this program, DI provides services for the Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM) including aircraft maintenance, transient alert, munitions, base supply and fuels in support of aircraft assigned to the 11th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing.
“We are incredibly proud that our team’s commitment to creating a culture of safety is being recognized for the 12th time with an FAA Diamond Award,” commented Len Campbell, senior program director, Andrews Support Division. Read more →
DynCorp International will be participating in the 2015 International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) taking place February 22-26, 2015, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Several DI team members will be in attendance to meet with fellow industry leaders and discuss initiatives in the region.
IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. Read more →
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