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Transforming building maintenance and repair services for our Armed Forces customers

A running tap.

One of DIO’s main responsibilities is management of the Defence estate and a substantial part of this responsibility involves ensuring that our buildings, accommodation and training estate are working as well as they can be. We work together with our …

DIO initiates Chinook helicopter operation to help enhance wildlife habitat  

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A Chinook hovers over a barge holding large bags of aggregate.

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be in Portsmouth Harbour to witness the culmination of three years of work on an unusual project.     I’m DIO’s Principal Ecologist, which means I lead a team responsible for managing the habitats and species on MOD …

Winners of Sanctuary Awards 2020 Announced

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 …

Increasing training capabilities for the British Army Training Unit Kenya 

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Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ben Wallace MP stand on either side of a large sign marking the opening of Nyati Barracks, with two uniformed Kenyan soldiers and one uniformed British soldier behind them.

One of our major commitments at DIO is providing first-class facilities to support the training of our armed forces, both at home and overseas. One example is the work we’ve done with local contractors and our Overseas and Training Region colleagues to construct a new, £70-million headquarters …