On New Year's Day, the Drop Zone Café, a new dining facility at the Detention Facility in Parwan, Afghanistan, opened its doors for business.
Pictured in the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony from left are Col. Randy LeCompte, deputy program director, LOGCAP, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; Col. John Garrity Task Force Protector commander; Erik Baker, a Fluor contractor; Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Lambert of TF Protector; Chuck Hazzard, a Fluor contractor; Maj. George Sanders, LOGCAP logistical support officer, and Lindsay Johnson, Defense Contract Management Agency.
On that day, customers were served steak and lobster. The dining facility was built as a Regional Contracting Command project and will be operated by Fluor personnel.
This DFAC also represents the first Fluor self-performed DFAC operation. Fluor will begin operating more DFACs at Bagram Air Field in the near future. Drop Zone Café serves the 1,200 Soldiers, U.S. civilians and local nationals supporting the detention facility operations.
The mission of TF Protector is to conduct command and control of detainee operations within the Combined Joint Operational Area in support of Joint Task Force-435 to ensure the proper custody, control, and care of detainees by adhering to all applicable laws and policies in support of the theater-wide counter insurgency strategy.
Plus, plan and carry out Afghanistan government mentorship and combined action operations at the detention facility.