DynCorp International staff working on the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) in Afghanistan went the extra yard and helped U.S. troops at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Spin Boldak celebrate Super Bowl Sunday. DI’s food service staff provided a full Super Bowl XLVI party complete with a big screen television, refreshments, finger foods and desserts.
“DynCorp International’s Dining Facilities (DFACs) staff wants to make sure that the warfighters get a taste of home by bringing special events – like the Super Bowl, holidays, and other occasions – to Afghanistan,” said Allen Penrose, Project Food Service Manager at DynCorp International.
Spin Boldak’s DFAC Manager, Barbara Wilson, and her dedicated team worked together help the troops celebrate.
“Event planning always starts at least two months beforehand with the planning of the meal and decorations that would accommodate the function. Once the meal is ordered, the DFAC managers start brainstorming ways to make the occasion unique for the personnel on base. For this event, the warfighters were treated to pizza, wings, meatballs and onion rings – everything you would find at a typical Super Bowl party in the U.S.,” explained Wilson.
DynCorp International Food Service Team
As part of the LOGCAP IV program in Afghanistan, nearly 1200 DI team members work on the food service team which operates 37 full-service dining facilities.
“The DI personnel that serve on the Food Service team bring a lot of experience, skills and specialized talents. They collectively used their creativity and expertise to put together a meal that the warfighters truly enjoyed,” said Allen Penrose, Project Food Service Manager for LOGCAP IV.
DynCorp International and the LOGCAP Program
DynCorp International serves as one of the three contractors that supports the U.S. and Coalition troops overseas under the LOGCAP IV contract. Among task orders awarded to DynCorp International on LOGCAP IV, the company supports the U.S. Army in Southern Afghanistan.
Under this task order, DI “is providing existing bases with operations and maintenance support, including facilities management, electrical power, water, sewage and waste management, laundry operations, food services, and transportation motor pool operations,” as well as construction services for other sites.