DynCorp International employees participated in the last Welcome Home a Hero Day event at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, March 11.
The program comes to an end as the U.S. Army is consolidating troop arrivals through Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Ga.
“The overwhelming amount of support delivered to our troops at DFW over the past eight years will be forever remembered, and our mission to support the troops that continue to transit through DFW will continue indefinitely,” commented Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport.
Welcome Home a Hero Program at DFW Airport
The Welcome Home a Hero Program was established in 2004 to encourage and support deployed military members. Approximately 150 to 275 troops come through DFW airport every day on their way home for two weeks of rest and recuperation (R&R). A small portion of these troops meet their families at the airport in Texas, while the majority will catch connecting flights home.
Volunteers gather each day to be there to welcome these troops off their flight, thanking and encouraging them for their service to the U.S. The majority of those arriving are coming from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Volunteers typically arrive dressed in red, white and blue with signs of encouragement, balloons and American flags.
The USO facility at DFW Airport will continue to serve troops, even after the end of scheduled R&R charter flights. Troops will continue transiting through DFW individually or in groups on their travels between the United States and the theater of operations in the Middle East, and will continue to receive support at DFW.
The “Welcome Home a Hero” program has been nationally recognized as a model for civic participation and grew into one of the largest public service projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
For updates and more information on the Welcome Home a Hero Program, visit their Facebook page.
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world’s third flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. For four consecutive years, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.
DynCorp International Supports the Military
The DynCorp International values– We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, We Do the Right Thing – go beyond the workplace.
With more than 65% of its workforce comprised of veterans, DynCorp International’s dedication to supporting the military has earned DynCorp International a spot on G. I. Jobs Magazine’s Top 100 Military-Friendly employer list. Selected companies are those that have made the greatest effort and have had the greatest success in hiring military veterans.