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DI Supports Local Military Kids with “Operation Back to School”

As part of its on-going relationship with the USO of Metropolitan Washington, DynCorp International is participating in the USO’s “Operation Back to School” school supply drive. This program provides backpacks complete with school supplies to approximately 3,000 local military children in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Collecting Donations

The first phase of “Operation Back to School” involves donating the needed supplies throughout the month of May at DI offices in Falls Church, Va. and Alexandria, Va. Among the most-needed donations are markers, crayons, composition notebooks, pencil holders, scissors, glue sticks and pencil sharpeners.

In addition to donating supplies, DI is a corporate sponsor of the program, and DI team members will volunteer to help stuff and distribute the backpacks that will be distributed to students at the Fort Belvoir USO Center and the Fort Meade USO Center on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Supporting military troops and their families in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia, the USO of Metropolitan Washington is an active organization that offers many events and programs at area military hospitals, at five USO Centers, and four USO airport lounges.

A Solid Partnership

DI is proud to support the USO of Metropolitan Washington on Operation Back to School and many other great events that support our troops. To help solidify this partnership, DI chairman and CEO Steve Gaffney recently became the newest member of the USO’s Board of Directors in April 2012.

Commenting on Gaffney’s appointment to the board, Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of USO of Metropolitan Washington said, “His knowledge and commitment to our troops is apparent by his many years of work within the military community. He will bring much to the table and we’re looking forward to having him as a member of our dedicated team.”

Gaffney stated, “I am honored to join the USO-Metro Board of Directors. More than 65 percent of our employees are veterans so causes that support our servicemen and women are close to our hearts.”

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