Two key DynCorp International teams were recently recognized for their hard work and dedication in support the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) at a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Afghanistan – the vehicle maintenance team and the material handling equipment (MHE) team.
Vehicle Maintenance Team
DI’s vehicle maintenance team performs maintenance and services ranging from tire repairs to replacing engine water pumps. The team of five personnel works together to support DI equipment as well as military vehicles.
Material Handling Equipment (MHE) Team
DI’s MHE team has more than 20 members and is responsible for transportation maintenance requests (TMRs) and service order requests (SORs).
“The MHE team holds safety as their number one priority, contributing to their success,” said Michael Pockat, DynCorp International vehicle maintenance supervisor. “There is no mission too small or too big that the MHE team cannot handle. They work together beginning at the pre-planning stages to find the safest and most efficient way to tackle a mission.”
Working Together as a Team
The Vehicle Maintenance and MHE teams operate out of the same building and office. The two teams work as one to achieve DI’s goals and support the customer.
“MHE team members play an integral part by maintaining their equipment on the operator level and assisting mechanics with services or repairs. Vehicle Maintenance team members aid the MHE team on many levels including several large projects,” said Pockat. “Even though our job trades are different, we have learned to work together as one team embracing the DI core values.”
DynCorp International and the LOGCAP Program
DynCorp International serves as one of the three contractors that support 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.