DynCorp International (DI) has won a contract with the United States Air Force to provide aircraft maintenance, transient alert, munitions, base supply and fuels at the Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington.
“This is a great win for us on an incredibly important program,” said Catherine Gridley, vice president of Aviation at DI. “DI was the first contractor awarded this program ten years ago and it is a testament to the dedication and quality of our personnel that the Air Force again selected our team to maintain and support the aircraft that transport our nation’s leaders.”
This contract is a re-compete for DI’s Joint Base Andrews work and will provide services for the Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM).
DynCorp International will provide services including aircraft maintenance, transient alert, munitions, base supply and fuels in support of aircraft assigned to the 11th Wing and 89th Wing at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington (JBA-NAFW). Included in the services scope are aircraft maintenance, servicing and fueling for all U.S. and foreign transient aircraft.
Successfully Transporting VIPs
As part of the Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM), DynCorp International supports the mission of the 89th Airlift Wing in support of the Vice President, Cabinet Members, Members of Congress, Foreign Heads of State and other high-ranking U. S., and foreign Government officials. The aircraft and maintenance activity consists of organization, intermediate, and limited depot-level support for 41 aircraft, including theC-40B (Boeing 737), C-9C (DC-9), C-20B (Gulfstream III), C-32A (Boeing 757), C-37A (Gulfstream V) and UH-1N (Bell 212).
The FAA AMT Award
DI’s work has earned numerous Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Certificates of Excellence in Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards. The AMT Award program is based entirely on the commitment made by the maintenance technicians to improve safety by actively participating in initial and recurring training programs to further their technical knowledge. There are five levels of the award, with the diamond being the highest, and the program includes both individual and corporate recognition.
Joint Base Andrews
In October 2009, Andrews Air Force Base, along with Naval Air Facility Washington, became a joint base known as Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, or Joint Base Andrews. In October 2010, the 11th Wing, formerly the host wing at Bolling Air Force Base, was re-designated the host wing at Andrews. The “Chief’s Own” 11th Wing, while adopting the missions of Andrews, continues to oversee all operations of the Air Force Band, Honor Guard, and Chaplaincy which are still located at now Joint Base Anacostia/Bolling.