August 8, 2017
PKL’s owner, Sam Flores, made a significant contribution to the USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Commissioning. The commissioning took place on July 29th, 2017, however, other events in support of the commissioning occurred over multiple days.
PKL was honored to have a number of our Corporate staff in attendance at multiple events, including a reception on the 28th and the commissioning event on the 29th.
At the Chairman’s Reception, Sam Flores, Paddy Gough, and Mike Naylor were honored to meet the late USMC Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s mother, Mrs. Rosa Maria Peralta.
For those PKL employees who attended the commissioning of the USS Peralta, a Flight IIA DDG 51 Class Destroyer, it was a memorable event.
Photo credit: Phil LaDouceur (DVIDS)
Photo credit: Phil LaDouceur (DVIDS)
August 3, 2017
Earlier this year PKL was awarded the San Diego Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll for hiring veterans. We are very proud of our veteran-dominant workforce (we consistently employ over 90% of our workforce as former military).
In July, the San Diego Regional Chamber graciously awarded us the title of 2017 Member of the Year for the Veteran’s Honor Roll. Our CEO, Terry Robling, was invited to receive the award at the 71st Annual Flag Ball, hosted by the Chamber at The Prado in Balboa Park, and presented to us by Philip Dana and Jerry Sanders.
Our award was the only award presented that evening and we are honored to have been recognized by the Chamber. We also greatly appreciate the value they see in our military veterans serving our community beyond their military careers.
(Photo credit: San Diego Chamber of Commerce)
May 5, 2017
Sam Flores, the owner of PKL, graciously donated 12 new 308 sniper rifles to the San Diego SWAT Sniper Team.
PKL and Mr. Flores have previously supported the SD SWAT Team and we are proud to support this latest contribution to San Diego law enforcement.
The rifles were presented to SWAT Sniper Team members at the Poway Indoor Range, where the range was also opened up to Mr. Flores and others, allowing them to test their skills with the new firearms.
March 30, 2017
We are grateful to the service our military members provide and understand the challenges many of them face upon leaving the military. Companion pets and service pets provide a significant value to these veterans and PKL is proud to support Patriots and Paws with their annual fundraiser to help place more deserving veterans with much needed companions.
PKL provided a sponsorship to cover a foursome in the annual golf charity event. We wish all the golfers a great round and hope to see some wonderful results from this fundraiser.
February 28, 2017
PKL Services, Inc. is performing as a subcontractor with AVMAC, LLC who was recently awarded a firm fixed price Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside contract (number M6700117P0002) on 15 February 2017 to perform MV-22 Aircraft Maintenance services for VMMT-204 located at MCAS New River, NC. This contract has a total performance period of one year with full performance beginning 27 February 2017.
AVMAC and PKL will provide Scheduled and Unscheduled Organizational Level Aircraft Maintenance Support Services to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT-204), at MCAS New River, NC. This work will be performed by 70 skilled and qualified artisans of which 22 will be PKL employees. The scope of the contract encompasses aircraft maintenance functions of Phase, Corrosion Control, Maintenance Control, and Aircraft “0” Level Maintenance support. The VMMT-204 mission is to train aircrew on the MV-22B aircraft and the AVMAC/PKL Team’s most important objective is to provide safe, flyable aircraft to execute the unit’s daily flight schedule.
PKL Services, Inc. was established in 2003, is headquartered in Poway, CA, and provides both U.S. and Allied Military Services with experienced and qualified personnel to execute aerospace maintenance, training, and logistics management services.
November 4, 2016
PKL was honored to support our local SWAT and police officers with an Executive Officer Sponsorship to the Citizens of SWAT annual fundraiser. Citizens of SWAT organizes donations to provide San Diego SWAT teams with state-of-the-art equipment and training that regular departmental budgets don’t cover.
The annual event was hosted at Maderas Golf Club and raised large donations to fund the supplies and resources the SWAT team requires. As a token for our donation, PKL executives and guests participated in the golf tournament and got to check out the tools of the trade.
The event was attended by San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer and SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman among other representatives of the City and police department.
It was successful in raising a significant amount towards their annual goal to properly outfit the SWAT team. PKL is proud to have supported this event and shared in the responsibility of protecting San Diego residents.
To watch highlights of the event and hear more about Citizens of SWAT, you can watch this video from KUSI News.
If you are interested in donating to Citizens of SWAT or finding out more about this organization, you can visit their website.
September 14, 2016
PKL Services, Inc. has been awarded an $11,908,688 modification to exercise an option on a previously awarded contract for Republic of Singapore aircraft maintenance and operation services.
Work will be performed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2017. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to the Republic of Singapore. The 366th Contracting Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, is the contracting activity.
This is the fourth option year on the five year sole source contract. Work is performed by approximately 127 employees primarily at Mountain Home Air Force Base Idaho with additional support to a variety of deployment locations around and outside the United States.
September 13, 2016
PKL Services, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), beginning January 2017. This contract is 100% foreign military sales to the country of Saudi Arabia. This contract is a follow-on to PKL’s existing contract with the RSAF. Services will be provided in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at RSAF base facilities.
PKL will provide services to produce qualified technicians in assigned specialties for RSAF F-15SA model aircraft. This training includes Upgrade Training (UGT) that takes initial 3-level skill technicians to 5-level, then provides them position qualification training and a train-the-trainer course, followed by 5-level to 7-level training, and then instructor training for select 7-level technicians. The program also includes training for various maintenance officer qualifications, remedial English language training that focuses on technical terminology, and crossflow training on the F-15SA aircraft for RSAF technicians that have already been trained on the F-15C/D/S aircraft.
Areas of training and specialties include Avionics, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance, Propulsion, Electrical, Armament Systems, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Egress, Fuels, Hydraulics, and Maintenance Management. PKL will provide instructors and training to include academic and classroom style teaching as well as hands-on Upgrade Training to provide the students with the necessary skills to independently operate aircraft systems, subsystems, and related support equipment.
For this contract, PKL will initially employ approximately 121 skilled instructors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with planned potential growth at full operations to 323 instructors.
President of PKL, Terry G. Robling, confirmed the award saying “Our team is honored to continue our partnership with the Royal Saudi Air Force.”
August 25, 2016
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that PKL Services, Inc. has been designated as a Chamber Honor Roll business member. As a Chamber-sponsored effort to incentivize and motivate the hiring of veterans, the Chamber is proud to include PKL in its list of local firms that are proactively hiring our nation’s heroes.
“As one of the largest military regions in the county, we have an immense amount of talent and expertise in our veteran community. Without businesses like PKL Services and the leadership of Terry G. Robling setting the bar for veteran engagement, our work would be far more challenging,” said Jerry Sanders, President & CEO of the Chamber. “Our Honor Roll businesses are telling an important story. It’s the story of what happens when an employer is savvy enough to appreciate the unique skillset and capability a veteran brings to their enterprise and the community at large.”
Honor roll designees are Chamber of Commerce members that have hired a veteran that has remained employed for 90 days or longer. PKL was awarded the Elite Honor Roll status for maintaining a 10 percent veteran presence in their total employee numbers.
To date, PKL boasts over 90% of our workforce as veteran employees and we are proud to exemplify the value of veteran hiring in San Diego.
The Honor Roll program was launched in September 2015 as a Chamber imitative to expand business engagement in the veteran community and incentivize increased veteran hiring. The Chamber’s Defense, Veterans and Military Affairs Council pioneered the effort and continues to facilitate veteran hiring policies and guide the business voice in military issues at the local level. For additional information about the initiative, please contact Sophie Barnhorst at (619) 544-1314 or email@example.com
April 22, 2016
PKL Services, Inc. in Saudi Arabia teamed up with local police officials in the Asir Province, KSA during the 32nd annual Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC) to raise awareness for traffic safety. Countries involved include Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.
During this week, PKL sponsored advertising in the form of roadside signs in several high risk areas to promote safe driving. The focus was geared toward the dangers of distracted driving and the consequences of bad decisions. The theme was “Your fate is decided by your decisions” and was aimed at the 24-35 year old age group, who statistically are involved in the majority of motor vehicles accidents in the Middle East. This is a category that all of our RSAF trainees and some of our employees are a part of and there has been an increased number of accidents over the past year. There have been three student fatalities and one instructor who lost his life. This motivated us to get involved and to make it part of our safety program here in the KSA.
Abdullah Al-Shehri, our Saudi fuels systems instructor along with our quality manager Jeremiah White, were the points of contact and coordinated the effort. The sign and flyer designs were a collaborative effort within the management team here and the local authorities. Once designed, 12 signs were placed at intersections known for their high accident potential.
The KSA program manager and the officer in charge of the program spoke to 120 college and high school students at a local college and provided insight of the problem and possible solutions.
The flyers and pens were distributed to the students and given to the safety center located in the main police building. Agreements were made to continue the program by making it a cooperative effort and sharing information to both a military audience and schools in the province over the next year.
We are grateful to the efforts of our PKL team in Saudi for supporting this mission of safety.
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