MCLEAN, Va. – (December 7, 2016) – DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded the Davis-Monthan Contract Field Team (CFT) task order on the U.S. Air Force CFT program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) in Tucson, Arizona.
“On this task order, DI will maintain the 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s A-10 fighters while the previous active duty Airmen maintainers transition over to the F-35, the Air Force’s future of airpower,” said Mark Mirelez, DI’s Aviation Engineering, Logistics and Sustainment (AELS) lead. “The Air Force is engaged in an important fight with ISIS, and this contract is DI’s creative opportunity to help them. By transitioning the 357th training unit maintenance from Airmen to DI professionals, we help ensure the Air Force aircrews remain ready for the toughest enemies while freeing up crucial maintainers for the new F-35s.”
“DI’s Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM) program at Andrews AFB was a similar transition circumstance,” continued Mirelez. “VIPSAM was the Air Force’s last major aviation transition from Airmen to contractors. We look forward to bringing the same level of professionalism and can-do attitude to the Davis-Monthan A-10 program that we provide each day on VIPSAM.”
Under the Davis-Monthan CFT task order, DI provides maintenance on the 357th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s (AMU) A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft for the U.S. Air Force at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona.
“We are excited to provide the Air Force with a service that allows their Airmen to focus their resources on more urgent missions,” said Bill “Sweet” Tart, AELS Business Development lead.
The contract began November 1, 2016, ends March 2018, and has a total contract value of $23 million.
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