• BAGHDAD - Pvt. Nicholas Vickers, heavy equipment operator, Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of  Anderson, Mo., operates a bucker loader to fill HESCO barriers with dirt during range reconstruction at Cop Caver July 23. Spc. Harold Taylor, a native of Montgomery, Ala., Pvt. Thomas Catrini of Jensen Beach, Fla, and Spc. Christopher Bahr of Hart, Mich., guide Vickers to make sure the fill for the HESCOs is evenly distributed.  The Soldiers will then use shovels to make sure the top of the HESCOs are leveled before adding a second layer.

    BAGHDAD - Pvt. Nicholas Vickers, heavy...

    BAGHDAD - Pvt. Nicholas Vickers, heavy equipment operator, Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of Anderson, Mo., operates a bucker loader to fill HESCO barriers with dirt during range reconstruction at...

  • BAGHDAD - Spc. Nicholas Kromer, heavy Equipment Operator, Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of Manahawkin, N.J., operates the hydraulic excavator filling the HESCOs with dirt July 23. Staff Sgt. Matthew Shane, squad leader, 46th ECB (H), a native of Cazenovia, NY and Spc. Harold Taylor from Montgomery, Ala., heavy equipment operator, guide Kromer to make sure the HESCOs are filled properly. The high wall of HESCOS will then be covered with mounds of dirt and will allow the range to be used for firing .50 caliber machine guns without tearing up the HESCOs.  The earthen wall will also protect Soldiers and vehicles from ricochets and allows the range to be used for a wider spectrum of training activities.

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Nicholas Kromer, heavy Equipment...

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Nicholas Kromer, heavy Equipment Operator, Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of Manahawkin, N.J., operates the hydraulic excavator filling the HESCOs with dirt July 23. Staff Sgt. Matthew...

  • BAGHDAD - 2nd Lt. Julia Miller (left), a native of Prichard, Ala., platoon leader, Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, and Pfc. Ryan Blue (right), from Fayetteville, NC, a heavy equipment operator, shovel dirt into the HESCOs July 23. The HESCOs are filled in lifts, and they must be leveled before the next row can be placed on top.

    BAGHDAD - 2nd Lt. Julia Miller (left), a native...

    BAGHDAD - 2nd Lt. Julia Miller (left), a native of Prichard, Ala., platoon leader, Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, and Pfc. Ryan Blue (right), from Fayetteville, NC, a heavy equipment operator, shovel dirt...

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