Berg transitions within AEVEX with a proven record of business development experience.

Solana Beach, CA, September 18, 2020  AEVEX Aerospace a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, today announced the promotion of Meredith Berg within the organization to the role of Capture Manager. Berg is a skilled professional with a proven record of support to the AEVEX Business Development team. At AEVEX Intelligence Solutions, she will continue to leverage her combination of drive, talent, and professional acumen to help create new business opportunities throughout the DoD market space.

“I am extremely excited that Meredith is joining the Intelligence Solutions team.” said Jamon Osborne, Vice President for Business Development and Strategy. “Meredith possesses a unique mix of talent and fierce determination that makes her a great fit for our Fayetteville office. AEVEX is headed to great places in 2021…and I’m confident that Meredith will be a big part of how we get there.”

The AEVEX Aerospace Business Development team provides support across three separate business units – Engineering & Technology, Flight Operations, and Intelligence Solutions. Meredith’s new role with the Intelligence Solutions team in Fayetteville, NC will augment a high-performing team focused on both ISR and Intelligence support services.

“AEVEX Intelligence Solutions has always been on the cutting edge of intelligence support services.” said Berg. “I am proud and honored to be part of such a unique, dynamic team where I can help AEVEX empower people to make the world a safer place.”

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission by providing worldwide full-spectrum airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions. AEVEX’s capabilities include design & engineering, aircraft modification & certification, sensor integration & test, mission operations & sustainment, intelligence services & exploitation, and advanced hardware & software systems. With over 650 professionals, AEVEX rapidly defines, develops, and delivers custom solutions, specializing in turn-key Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated (COCO) and Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) services.

AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. For more information on AEVEX Aerospace, please visit www.AEVEX.com.

Perkins transitions within AEVEX with a proven record of programmatic experience.

Solana Beach, CA, September 1, 2020  AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions company, today announced the appointment of Emma Perkins to the AEVEX Intelligence Solutions Business Development team. Perkins is a former U.S. Army intelligence professional with a proven record of operational and analytic support to both the Special Operations and National Intelligence communities. At AEVEX, she will leverage her unique intelligence background and leadership experience to help create new business opportunities throughout the DoD marketspace.

“We are honored and excited to have Emma join the AEVEX Intelligence Solutions Business Development team.” said Jamon Osborne, Vice President for Business Development and Strategy. “She is a proven performer and her unique mix of talent, expertise, and professionalism make her a perfect fit with who we are at AEVEX and where we are going in the future.”

The AEVEX Aerospace Business Development team provides support across three separate business units – Engineering & Technology, Flight Operations, and Intelligence Solutions. Emma’s addition to the Intelligence Solutions team in Fayetteville, NC will provide proven talent to a high-performing team focused on both ISR and Intelligence support services.

“AEVEX Aerospace has a long history of providing support to both the Special Operations and National Intelligence communities,” said Perkins. “I am very excited to be joining such a unique, dynamic team where I can continue to serve the nation’s finest!”

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX’s vision is to be the recognized leader in full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions. They take a long-term view of their relationships, partnering with customers to rapidly identify, develop, and deliver tailored solutions for airborne intelligence requirements. Its culture attracts and retains elite talent who thrive in dynamic mission environments. Whether providing flight test support for a new collection aircraft; operating a high-priority deployed unmanned aircraft system; or providing post-mission collection analysis for special operators, AEVEX delivers high-end results to empower their customers for consistent mission success.

AEVEX has offices in Solana Beach, CA; Tysons Corner, VA; Dayton, Ohio; and Fayetteville, NC. It currently consists of 565 employees across more than a dozen locations around the world.

For more information visit: www.aevex.com

Garcia lives by the AEVEX “WHY” – Empowering people to make the world a safer place

Solana Beach, CA, April 8, 2020 – AEVEX Aerospace employee Jason Garcia was diagnosed with the coronavirus and recovered has donated his plasma to help others fighting the potentially deadly virus.

On March 6, Jason Garcia noticed he had a mild cough and some congestion.

The 36-year-old aerospace engineer from Escondido, California, didn’t think that much of it. But later while on a work trip, he noticed a headache had begun accompanying his cough. Within a day, he also had a fever and body aches that quickly came and went. Then he began experiencing shortness of breath.

Garcia called his doctor and based on his symptoms was told to go to the hospital and get tested for coronavirus.

A positive test result

He was sent home and received a call on March 14 letting him know he had tested positive.

“They said stay isolated,” Garcia said. “That’s what I did.”

He spent nearly 10 days inside his home, confined to his office or his guest room, staying away from his active-duty Navy wife and their 11- month-old daughter.

He started to feel better and on March 18, he said, he considered himself “symptom free.”

He received a letter from the county of San Diego saying that it was safe for him to come out of isolation and rejoined the world on March 23.

Garcia said although the protocol for coming out of isolation was 72 hours without symptoms, he wanted to be extra careful. “I decided to do five days just to be safe,” he said.

Victory over the virus

To celebrate his recovery, he posted on social media to let his friends know he had been infected with coronavirus and was better.

Garcia said he wrote: “I claimed victory over this deadly virus. I won over Covid-19.”

Around the same time, health officials at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County, California, also took to social media to say they were looking for someone who had been diagnosed with coronavirus and had recovered to help with an experimental treatment to potentially save the life of another coronavirus patient.

A friend who saw both social media posts reached out and the hospital called Garcia just a few days after his quarantine had ended, he said.

A potentially lifesaving donation

They asked him for a plasma donation to be given to a coronavirus patient who was in dire condition and unresponsive to other treatments, Garcia said.

He said yes. “This can be turned into a lifesaving opportunity for someone who can’t fight off this disease,” Garcia said.

The plasma donation will allow the current coronavirus patient to receive antibodies from Garcia, a recovered patient, to help fight the disease, Wendy Escobedo, director of nursing for renal services at St. Joseph’s Hospital said in a video provided by the hospital.

On April 1, Garcia donated his plasma for experimental transfer into three patients.

As of Sunday, he said, doctors told him that all of his plasma has been donated. The patient who was in the worst condition has since improved, Garcia said doctors told him.

The patient was taken off some medication, is healthier in terms of oxygenation and is doing incrementally better day by day, a spokesperson for the hospital told CNN in an email late Sunday night.

“When I was diagnosed, the feeling of dread and fear, the fact this was a positive,” Garcia explained. “This thing ended up possibly saving someone’s life.”

Although Garcia doesn’t know how he became infected with the virus, he’s glad he might contribute to a treatment until a vaccine is ready.

“If this works there’s going to be an awesome chance for people to save a lot of heartache for others and fight the fight for their lives.”

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Last weekend, a forward-deployed AEVEX Aerospace team member took part in a humanitarian mission to support an orphanage in Niger. After loading six vehicles full of volunteers, supplies and limitless compassion, the group headed to the outskirts of the nation’s capital, Niamey. This poverty-stricken area, where buildings are often constructed of blankets and thatch, is in desperate need of vital resources, particularly for children. 

The volunteers handed out a variety of critical supplies including water, rice, flour, batteries for solar panels, and hygiene products.  The team also contributed soccer balls, books, snacks, and toys for the kids, often donated from their own personal care packages to the 50-plus children in the area.  The reception was overwhelming and the volunteers were deeply moved by the joy of the children singing and dancing in appreciation. “I was humbled to have the opportunity to help this community and proud to represent AEVEX’s core value of Service.” said the AEVEX team member.

AEVEX is committed to continuing this vital local support in Niger and elsewhere as they execute their Department of Defense missions around the globe.

Our AEVEX sensor operators support the USFS NightWatch program with our onboard GeoFOCIS software suite and dissemination tools to provide both real time answers to personnel on the ground and post mission intelligence to the agency assets. Here is a glimpse of the Saddleridge Incident, one of 8 missions flown by this 24 hour availability asset. This fixed wing aircraft, whose integration was design by AEVEX E&T, has the long range, agile response time equipped with the right tools that the Forest Service needs to provide quick intel on these high risk areas, especially with elevated wind events that can change the fire dynamic instantly.

AEVEX GeoFOCIS seamlessly integrated hardware and software systems provide real-time, actionable intelligence where and when it’s needed most.

California State Fire Marshall, Thom Porter has praised AEVEX’s infrared mapping combined with fire spread modelling as the future for saving lives and property. AEVEX airborne surveillance and AI capabilities provides crucial information in countless environments.

AEVEX’s position as a leader on the cutting edge of the aerospace industry allows delivery of operationally relevant airborne intelligence solutions along with trusted confidence in their rapid service.

Volunteers from the AEVEX Intelligence Solutions Business Unit Helped Pack 800 Toiletry/Hygiene Packs for Elementary & Middle School Students

Fayetteville, North Carolina, September 20, 2019 — Volunteers from AEVEX Intelligence Solutions gathered with other volunteers recently to help military children at Fort Bragg, NC. The group helped pack 800-toiletry packs or “Bird Bath Kits” as part of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Community Leaders Program.

The goal of the program is to help supply personal care items to Fort Bragg students who do not have consistent access to these products. The children privately received the kits to provide them with the help they need, without any embarrassment. The kits contained a toothbrush, floss, lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissues, deodorant, hair ties, a small comb and Band-Aids.

As an official sponsor of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, AEVEX is part of the Community Leaders Program. The program facilitates the team’s investment of time, energy, and resources in support of youth sports and military service members and their families. The program relies on its collaboration with local and national corporations, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, and the Astros Foundation. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have modeled the Community Leaders Program after the award-winning initiative of the Houston Astros official team charity, the Astros Foundation.


About AEVEX Aerospace
AEVEX’s vision is to be the recognized leader in full-spectrum airborne intelligence solutions. They take a long-term view of their relationships, collaborating with customers to rapidly identify, develop, and deliver tailored solutions for airborne intelligence requirements. Their culture attracts and retains elite talent who thrive in dynamic mission environments. Whether providing flight test support for a new collection aircraft; operating a high-priority deployed unmanned aircraft system; or providing post-mission collection analysis for special operators, AEVEX delivers high-end results to empower their customers for consistent mission success.

AEVEX has offices in Solana Beach, CA, Tysons Corner, VA and Fayetteville, NC. It currently consists of over 500 employees across more than a dozen locations around the world.

For more information visit: www.aevex.com