Posts tagged ‘Army Engineers’

FRIDAY FOTO (August 24, 2018)

Training Squeeze.

Firefighter Confined Space Training at CSTX 86-18-02

(U.S. Army photo by Specialist John Russell)

Army Specialist Alex Thompson crawls through a tunnel during confined space familiarization training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on August 13, 2018.

Thompson is a reservist assigned to the 376th Engineer Firefighter Detachment.

The photo below shows another soldier, Army Private Kenneth Collins, pulling himself from the tunnel. Confined space  indeed!

Firefighter Confined Space Training at CSTX 86-18-02

(U.S. Army photo by Specialist John Russell)

August 24, 2018 at 11:14 am 3 comments

FRIDAY FOTO (November 3, 2017)

Building Bridges.

Bridging the gap

(U.S. Army photo by Sergeant Michael Eaddy)

Soldiers with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard’s 190th Engineer Battalion from Juncos, Puerto Rico, pick up a section of a 40-foot bridge being built for the citizens of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, on October 27, 2017.

These soldiers are with the aptly named 892nd Multi Role Bridge Company. Below is a photo of the gap the new bridge will cross. The span will provide the municipalities of Quebradillas, San Sebastian, and Isabela with a functional bridge until the bridges around the Guajataca Dam, destroyed by Hurricane Maria, are repaired.

Bridging the gap

(U.S. Army photo by Sergeant Michael Eaddy)

November 3, 2017 at 11:52 pm Leave a comment

FRIDAY FOTO (March 11, 2011)

From Your Friends in Wahoo, Neb.

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Anna Rutherford)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Herndon hands out wooden toys to village children in Paktika province, Afghanistan, March 9, 2011. Herndon, a Nebraska National Guardsman (Note the ear of corn design on the sergeant’s shoulder patch if you click on the image to enlarge), is assigned to the 623rd Engineer Company, out of Wahoo, Nebraska. You can’t get much more American-sounding than that. The Cornhuskers, along with the 1249th Engineer Battalion of the Oregon National Guard are part of Task Force Gridley, which has been helping Afghan villagers with construction, medical and agricultural projects.

Paktika, which sits along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, is a prime infiltration route for fighters coming from Pakistan’s tribal areas. But the violence isn’t limited to insurgents and coalition troops. .

We know we’ve run photos like this in the past, but of all the photos available this week, this one — to our way of thinking — had the best composition, color and human interest. In short, just a good photo. Also, we don’t run nearly enough pix of the citizen soldiers of the National Guard.

By the way, here’s a link to a NATO channel video on YouTube about some of the security problems in Paktika province.

March 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment


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