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Quick Reaction at NAS Pensacola Earns Gold Coin for Safety

Gold Coin Randy Budd

March 18, 2021 – At Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, DynCorp International (DI) employee Randolph (Randy) Budd works a typical day maintaining T6 aircraft on DI’s T-34/44/6 program for the U.S. Navy.

On the afternoon of January 15, however, something atypical happened. An electrical fire erupted on the west doors of Hangar 3221 with heavy smoke and some flame. Randy responded to the fire by quickly securing power to the door and calling emergency services immediately. He evacuated the nearby office area and secured aircraft assets while manning a fire bottle until responders arrived.

Gold Coin Randy Budd“By demonstrating outstanding ownership in safety efforts, Randy prevented possible injuries and protected government assets,” said Randy Ball, T44 Pensacola Sr. Program Manager. “The entire leadership team at NAS T44 Pensacola is proud to have him as part of our team.”

DI’s Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Sam Frontera, recognized Randy with the presentation of an EHS Safety Gold Coin for his significant and proactive efforts in injury prevention and property preservation during the fire.

“Congratulations to Randy for a recognition well-deserved!” said Jeremy Stanbridge, T-34/44/6 Program Director.

On the T-34/44/6 program, DI supports the Naval Air Systems Command providing aircraft maintenance and logistics support to the Chief of Naval Air Training. Team members provide organizational, intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics services for T-34, T-44, and T-6 aircraft. Work is performed at NAS Corpus Christi, Tex., NAS Whiting Field, Fla., NAS Pensacola, Fla., and additional locations within the continental U.S.

DynCorp International was acquired by Amentum in November 2020 and is proud to be part of Amentum. 

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