FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 7, 2008) – In acorporate goodwill initiative, DynCorp International is helping anon-profit organization teach Afghan children to avoid mines andunexploded ordnance.
DynCorp International is working with the Organization for MineClearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR) to reduce casualtiesfrom mines – a dangerous legacy of years of conflict inAfghanistan.
OMAR converted a small jet plane into a classroom for children,and DynCorp provided audio-visual equipment, including a DVD playerand a flat-screen television. More than 2,000 Afghan children inthe Kabul area have learned about the hazards of handling orplaying with mines or unexploded ordnance.
OMAR was established in Kabul in 1990 solely as a mine awarenessorganization, but has since also been involved with mine clearance.It has received a U.S. Department of State grant for mine awarenesswork in Afghanistan.
Under contract to the Department of State, DynCorp Internationalis supporting mine clearance, weapons removal and abatement inAfghanistan, Cambodia, Lebanon, Georgia, and Paraguay.
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) is a provider ofspecialized mission-critical services to civilian and militarygovernment agencies worldwide, and operates major programs in lawenforcement training and support, security services, baseoperations, aviation services, contingency operations, andlogistics support. DynCorp International is headquartered in FallsChurch, Va. For more information, visit www.dyn-intl.com.