HESCO in Afghanistan

HESCO in Afghanistan (HM1KZI)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.444', W 77° 9.54'

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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Building 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.
(Inscription under the photo on the left) Engineer and cavalry Soldiers worked together to build living quarters and a security check point for Afghan Border Police at Gowardesh Bridge during Operation Mountain Highway II in eastern Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. Spc. Jason Marlowe, a Wisconsin native, and Spc. Ben Cavanagh, from Iowa, built the ABP checkpoint living quarters, bunkers and fighting positions next to the Gowardesh Bridge and Landay River.
(Inscription under the photo on the bottom right) Gun trucks in a HESCO position in Afghanistan.
Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
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Date Added Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316259 N 4453012
Decimal Degrees40.20740000, -77.15900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.444', W 77° 9.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 26.64" N, 77° 9' 32.4" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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