U.S. Army Heritage and Education CenterBuilding a HESCO Position in Afghanistan: An Army Engineer's Perspective"Once the initial reconnaissance has occurred and the land has been approved, the S4 and engineers need to generate a supply request for triple-strand concertina, HESCO Bastion Concertainers, dimensional lumber, plywood, sandbags, tents, and power generators, which are needed immediately for the Soldiers or engineers performing the initial construction. These materials allow a perimeter, observation posts, entry control points, and a tactical operations center to be constructed...The engineer is responsible for determining where the fill material will be obtained for the HESCO barriers and sandbags...If the soil conditions prevent the use of in-situ soil due to its poor characteristic, or if there is a lack of engineers or heavy equipment, the unit's contracting officer will not only have to coordinated the fill material requirements but may be required to contract heavy equipment such as bucket loader, hydraulic excavators (HYEXs), an dump trucks." Michael P. Carvelli "Planning a new FOB in Afghanistan" Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers, October 1, 2007 Second Lieutenant Carvelli is the Task Force Engineer, Special Troops Battalion, 173d Airborne Brigade.
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|Date Added||Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316259 N 4453012|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20740000, -77.15900000|
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