Several DynCorp International team members working in support of the U.S. Army’s Field and Installation Readiness Support Team (FIRST) program at Fort Campbell, Ky., successfully assisted in port operations for the redeployment of the 159th Combat Aviation Battalion from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in March 2012.
Preston Summers, material coordinator at DI, was responsible for documenting the equipment that was off loaded from the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Green Lake and then loaded onto commercial line haul trucks for transport back to Fort Campbell. There were a total of 689 pieces of equipment loaded onto 156 trucks.
Bus drivers Carl Thomas, Arthur Hill, Shelton Courtney and William Henderson provided shuttle service to helicopter pilots and maintenance crews to and from their lodging sites to maintenance operations sites, and even to their flight departures to return home. They transported a total of 997 passengers on 168 trips, seamlessly traveling more than 1075 miles.
“We’ve had great success supporting deployments and redeployments of the 101st Airborne Division and we were honored to have the opportunity to work with the 159th Combat Aviation Battalion,” said Russell Chadd, program manager, FIRST Fort Campbell, at DynCorp International.
DynCorp International and Fort Campbell
Through the FIRST Fort Campbell program, DynCorp International has provided a full range of logistics support services at Fort Campbell, Ky. since 2008.
Under DI’s Operations and Maintenance business, services include providing logistics support services, including vehicle maintenance and support, transportation services, supply and troop support, plans and operations.
DI team members also provide aviation maintenance supporting the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell under the Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract.
As part of its Aviation business, DI provides maintenance, modification, RESET and supply support for aircraft assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and other units returning from Southwest Asia, as assigned.