Thursday, July 10, 2008

Agility-Led Joint Venture Wins U.S. Air Force Fuel Contracts

JV to Operate Bulk Fuel Facilities at bases in Japan, Korea and Guam

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – July 7, 2008 – The U.S. Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) awarded four fuel-management contracts worth $8.6 million over five years to a joint venture led by Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS).

The joint venture, AFH Fuel Services, LLC, will operate, maintain, secure and provide safety and environmental protection for aviation and ground bulk fuel storage operations on U.S. Air Force (USAF) installations at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan; Misawa Air Base, Misawa City, Japan; and Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Agility DGS is the majority shareholder in AFH Fuel Services, which also includes Ferguson-Williams and Hammer Inc. AFH was created to bring best-in-class logistics and operations capabilities to DESC.

DESC, a unit of the Defense Logistics Agency, purchases and manages energy supplies for the Department of Defense. This week’s awards follow the announcement by DESC in June that AFH Fuels Services won three European fuel-management storage contracts worth $7.7 million over five years. Those awards were for Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal; and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

“The AFH team is already hard at work for the Air Force in Europe and is well prepared to provide premier bulk fuel services to these key Air Force installations in the Pacific,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “Agility is committed to providing global support to the Defense Logistics Agency and the DESC.”

Under terms of the contracts awarded this week, AFH will operate U.S. government-owned storage tanks and equipment to provide fuel for flight-line refueling operations that are conducted by USAF personnel. The joint venture will handle receipt, storage, testing and issuing of bulk fuel products at Andersen, Kadena, Misawa, and Osan air bases. The performance period for the contracts runs from Aug. 1, 2008 to August 1, 2013.

Ferguson-Williams, based in Huntsville, Ala., has extensive government contracting experience providing a range of support services. Ferguson-Williams (, is a Linc Group company. It offers base operations, logistics, maintenance and administrative services.

Hammer, based in Diamondhead, Miss., specializes in petroleum operations and maintenance. The Small Business Administration has designated Hammer ( as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to meet the needs of defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 100 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

Agility DGS offers its defense and government customers the convenience of one-stop supply chain solutions and an uncompromising commitment to quality.