Contracting team supports Combined Endeavor 2011
October 26, 2011
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In place here since early August, members of the 622nd Contingency Contracting Team stood ready to support one of the largest communication and computer technology exercises in the free world, Sept. 9-22.
The 622nd, part of the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 409th Contracting Support Brigade's 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, was tasked to support Combined Endeavor 2011, the U.S. European Command-led communication and computer network exercise that draws participants from throughout Europe and North America.
This year's exercise drew nearly 40 different NATO and Partnership for Peace countries into a deployed environment to build on international relationships.
It has evolved from being a multinational technical exercise to becoming a place where nations can meet and work through technological challenges and build diplomatic solutions to current issues.
The 622nd provided logistical contracting support throughout the exercise, some of which included providing participants with tents and dining facilities.
"I was happy to play a part in supporting an exercise that impacts several military services as well as multiple countries and organizations across the globe." said Maj. Jason Klopf, the 622nd CCT leader. "We are already working contracting requirements for hotel accommodations for next year."