In late 2019 and early 2020, a number of opportunities for the United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) became available under the USAFE Advisory and Assistance Services IV (A&AS IV) IDIQ. The USAFE program needed rapid transition and support for nine different contracts located across Europe. Because of the short timeline, nine solicitations were released back to back with short proposal development windows and due dates within two months or less.
ITility decided to take on the challenge and complete proposals for all nine solicitations, which was no small feat. Members of the RE2AL2 Team, led by Pete Sload, John Sepanski, Rich Sullivan, and Zaneta Crawford, accomplished the daunting challenge and submitted all nine proposals. ITility was extrememely proud to win four of the USAFE contracts and to begin supporting the United States Air Force in Ramstein, Germany, Aviano, Italy, and parts of Great Britain. Our support for the USAFE program has just began with only three other winners under the USAFE A&AS IV IDIQ contract, and ITility is prepared and looking forward to achieving the requirements to support the success of the USAFE mission.
ITility will provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) at various USAFE bases and Army posts in relation to this IDIQ. Throughout the lifetime of our support for this IDIQ we will aid the USAFE-AFAFRICA, a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Airforce (USAF) located at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. USAFE-AFARICA is the air component for the Department of Defense (DoD) unified combat commands EUCOM and AFRICOM. EUCOM is the United States (U.S) component of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and their mission is to conduct military operations, international military engagement, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the U.S. forward. On the other hand, AFRICOM is the overseer for security cooperation programs that assist African nations in building their own security capacity. AFRICOM’s mission is to protect and defend the national security interests of the U.S. by strengthening the defense capabilities of African states and regional organizations. When AFRICOM is directed they conduct military operations in order to deter and defeat transnational threats and to provide security environment conducive to good governance and development.
Our support promotes the success of USAFE which is responsible for delivering full-spectrum options to the Combatant Commander; leading and supporting Joint, Coalition, NATO, and Warfighting Headquarters operations; and promoting regional stability through focused theater engagement. ITility is prepared to provide support for the USAFE mission to train and equip USAFE units pledged to NATO and maintain combat-ready wings based from Great Britain to Turkey. In order to successfully support the USAFE A&AS IV contract, ITility will provide technical and analytical service to support and improve policy development, decision making, management, administration, and systems operation. We will provide information, advice, alternatives, analyses, evaluations, recommendations, training and day-to-day personnel support needed to complement the Government’s technical expertise.
Quickly following the award announcement, our USAFE Program Manager John Sepanski, designated his full attention to supporting the USAFE program. Mr. Sepanski has over 20 years of documented success leading at all levels of fighter aircraft operations, training and employment. In addition, he performed over 300 hours F-16 combat time while serving our country. ITility is grateful to have such an experienced and dedicated employee as Mr. Sepanski to provide exceptional solutions for the USAFE program to ensure a successful mission.
Sadly, shortly after our work on USAFE began the tragic COVID-19 Pandemic spread across the world. ITility was faced with filling 65 positions in order to support the USAFE program while humanity’s normal day-to-day life came to an abrupt stop. ITility’s Director of Strategic Communications and Talent Development, Michele Randall, and her team accepted the challenge with open arms and successfully filled all positions in 3 months in order to provide the proper support to the USAFE program.
ITility is extremely honored to be able to provide A&S support for the USAFE, and we cannot be more proud of our team for putting in the hard work to make this possible. Additionally, we are looking forward to seeing the support from John Sepanski and his team further develop the USAFE. If you are interested in our currently open USAFE positions, visit our career page.