When I was 23, I walked into a military camp for the first time in my life to be interviewed for a job as an admin assistant at the Headquarters of the Surgeon General. I was met by a large, tattooed Scottish Army Major who shook my hand and welcomed me at the start of my career ‘behind the wire’.
This week we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards ceremony! The Sanctuary Awards have been showcasing outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate since 1991, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals in the …
It has been a busy and challenging year for DIO. In addition to supporting the government’s wider COVID-19 relief efforts, we continued to deliver on a range of key projects and programmes for our customers and staff throughout the UK and abroad. Let’s look back at some of the year’s main achievements.
Its Recycle Week and I’d like to highlight some of the excellent work that has happened to support recycling across the UK Defence estate.
Nominations for the MOD Sanctuary Awards close on 31 July and we’re still looking for entries for some of our new award categories.
Partnership shone through when a project to replace two lookout huts on Dartmoor Training Area in Devon was faced with the challenge of physically transporting the huts to their final destination at the top of two granite tors.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that DIO has a pretty varied range of responsibilities. Even many DIO staff don’t realise, though, that we run a power station. It’s at RAF Fylingdales in the North …
This week is National Customer Service Week and to celebrate we’d like to reflect on the vital work that DIO do to provide our customers with the services they need to live, work, train and deploy all over the world.
DIO has worked together with the RAF, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Natural England on a pilot project to rescue 60 curlew eggs from RAF airfields in East Anglia.
Last October, we awarded a £23 million contract to Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure to resurface the runway at RAF Northolt. We’ve now closed the runway for six months to allow the work to take place.