DynCorp International team members working in support of the U.S. Air Force War Reserve Materiel (WRM) program in Oman, recently worked closely with the U.S. Embassy and provided humanitarian assistance to a local family.
When the DI team discovered that the family of Athari Al-Hemeidi, a 15-year-old from Masirah Island, Oman, was unable to attain a hearing aid for on her, they sprang into action. Coordinating with the U.S. Embassy in Oman, DI team members volunteered their free time to help the local family in need.
“We are always looking for unique ways to give back to the Omani community that continues to support us daily,” said Gary Berglund, DynCorp International site manager.
Berglund, along with other DI WRM team members, worked to obtain the funds for the hearing aid, and make sure it was fitted and functioned properly.
“Knowing we were able to help Athari and her family is something our team can really be proud of,” said Marty Reyes, DynCorp International deputy program manager. “We hope to be able to expand our efforts in the community through a continued partnership with our friends from the embassy.”
DynCorp International WRM Program
DynCorp International has supported the WRM program since 2000. As part of the program, DI is responsible for pre-positioned Air Force assets in the Arabian Gulf. DI team members maintain, repair, store and ship items such as expeditionary sets, vehicles, fuel-related equipment, generators, medical materials, meals ready to eat (MREs), munitions and aerospace ground equipment. DI also provides logistical and field support for multinational exercises.
The WRM program has site locations in Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and in the U.S. at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The program’s functional departments include bare base, transportation, fuels equipment, vehicles, medical equipment, generator repair equipment, aerospace ground equipment and munitions. DI provides human resources, contracts, purchasing, finance, facilities maintenance, quality and environmental, safety, and health staffing and support at the various sites.