Last week, Assistant Secretary Darcy and LTG Bostick met with the key US military components and engineer battalions within the Bagram Air Field's Area Of Responsiblities, including USACE/TAA, USFOR-A Engineers and MG Bannister, 317th EN BN, 71st USACE FEST Team, 310th CMT, and USACE Huntsville. These engagements informed the team on readiness, challenges in engineering planning, and future engineer requirements.
In Bagram, the senior leaders looked at the containerized housing for soldiers and civilians and discussed the need to ensure compliance with electrical power system grids, to reduce the carbon footprint at Bagram, and to solve drainage challenges.
In addition to learning more about the Corps Afghanistan district's mission, Secretary Darcy and LTG Bostick presented three employees with the de Fleury Medal, on of the highest honors for Corps of Engineers employees: Craig Pierce (Deputy District Engineers, Little Rock District), John Moreno (Chief, E&C, Albuquerque District) and Tim Morris (Project Manager, Savannah District).
The visit demonstrated the Corps' commitment for continued support to operations in Afghanistan and Germany.