DynCorp International personnel working in support of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), recently worked together to help support a full and half marathon held on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Tarin Kowt in southern Afghanistan, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
The races were co-hosted by DI’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Material Handling Equipment (MHE) teams and sponsored by the Australian Physical Training Instructors (PTI), who also work at FOB Tarin Kowt. The marathon, held May 18, had more than 200 participants including DI personnel alongside U.S., Australian, Singaporean and other UN military troops.
The MWR department provided medals, sports drinks and event personnel support at water and first-aid stations along the race’s route. Road support was managed by the MHE department to ensure safe conditions for racers, keeping the roads clean and smooth.
At the end of the day, more than $2,000 in proceeds were raised to be split between the Wounded Warrior Project and Legacy, a non-profit organization in Australia.
“Our MWR teams aim to make a difference in the lives of our servicemen and women while they are deployed so far from home. With collaborative events like this, we hope we can make a difference in their lives after deployment as well!” said Chris Baker, MWR technician.
Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Legacy is an Australian organization dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and injured Australian veterans. Legacy’s work is done by volunteers and is supported by veterans, servicemen and women. Legacy’s support and services now extend to include the dependants of current Australian Defence Force personnel who lose their lives as a result of their military service.