DynCorp International recently worked with Pizzas 4 Patriots to help send thousands of pizzas to troops in Afghanistan in time for the NFL Super Bowl XLVII game. Pizzas 4 Patriots delivered more than 20,000 Chicago-style deep dish pies to deployed soldiers, offering them “slice of home” for the big game.
DI team members coordinated with Pizzas 4 Patriots to manage shipments including handling deliveries, storing, repacking for distribution and delivering to military forward operating bases throughout southern Afghanistan. The DI team received 18 pallets full of pizzas at Kandahar Air Field alone.
“It was our extreme pleasure. Nothing could be better than helping to provide a great meal to our troops on one of the biggest sports days of the year,” said Jaclyn Lockett, DynCorp International materials control supervisor. “We could not have done it without this incredible, professional team who would do anything for their customers.”
Pizzas 4 Patriots
Pizzas 4 Patriots is a non-profit organization established in 2008 by retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Mark Evans. The program provides pizzas for troops overseas and has sent more than 100,000 pies to help service members get some much-needed rest and relaxation. Their goal is to send shipments of pizzas to troops at least twice a year.
“Since 2008, we have had the pleasure of providing our brave U.S. servicemen and women overseas with the most delicious, authentic ‘slices of home’, letting them know we care and we are thinking of them,” said Ret. Master Sergeant Mark Evans, founder of Pizzas 4 Patriots.
DynCorp International in Afghanistan
DynCorp International serves as one of the three contractors that currently provides support to 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.