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DynCorp International Receives FAA Diamond Award for Joint Base Andrews

DynCorp International (DI) has again earned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence in recognition of its commitment to aviation maintenance training for Joint Base Andrews.

The DI team at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has earned this prestigious award 15 times. Through this program, DI provides services for the Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM) including aircraft maintenance, munitions, base supply and fuels in support of aircraft assigned to the 11th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing.

“This award is due entirely to the maintenance team’s dedication and hard work,” said Craig O’Neal, Andrews Support Division, division manager. “And, they’ve pulled this off an incredible 15 years in a row.”

The Diamond Award is the highest corporate award and includes both individual and corporate recognition. The award recognizes completion by 100 percent of an organization’s eligible maintenance technicians of specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period. In addition to the Diamond Award, which is presented to the company, each mechanic receives an Aviation Maintenance Technician award based on the number of training hours logged.

“This is the last time that the team can compete for this award under the VIPSAM name since the contract was divided into five separate programs (Executive Airlift, Rotary Maintenance Wing, Supply and Fuels, Munitions, and Transient Alert) this year,” added Craig. “The team looks forward to continuing its truly amazing run of earning this prestigious award in the future under the Executive Airlift and Rotary Maintenance Wing service contracts.”

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