Engineers make friends, complete expansion project

By 1st Lt. Michael Bauman, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. BdeJune 23, 2009

BAGHDAD - Sgt. Rueben Aleman, heavy equipment operator, 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of San Antonio, gives food to local Iraqi children who were watching the engineers as they completed road upgrades outside Joint Security Station Istiqlaal June 13.  The Soldiers are completing an expansion project that also calls for extending the perimeter walls of the JSS so a new helicopter landing zone and motor pool can be built
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. Rueben Aleman, heavy equipment operator, 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of San Antonio, gives food to local Iraqi children who were watching the engineers as they completed road upgrades outside Joint Security Station Istiqlaal June 13. The Soldiers are completing an expansion project that also calls for extending the perimeter walls of the JSS so a new helicopter landing zone and motor pool can be built (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Michael Bauman, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde.) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. Augustine Deluna, heavy equipment operator, 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of San Antonio, lifts 250 gallons of a mixture called "rhino snot" which is used to keep dust and small sand particles down on the helicopter landing zone they were constructing June 13 at Joint Security Station Istiqlaal.  Soldiers sit on top of a water distributor to make sure the mixture of "rhino snot" and water is at a proper level.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. Augustine Deluna, heavy equipment operator, 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, a native of San Antonio, lifts 250 gallons of a mixture called "rhino snot" which is used to keep dust and small sand particles down on the helicopter landing zone they were constructing June 13 at Joint Security Station Istiqlaal. Soldiers sit on top of a water distributor to make sure the mixture of "rhino snot" and water is at a proper level. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Michael Bauman, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde.) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Spc. Andrew Leach, heavy equipment operator, 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade,, a native of San Antonio, uses a loader to fill a dump truck with the aggregate to be spread on the access road for local Iraqi Police stations June 13 near Joint Security Station Istiqlaal.  The heavy equipment and Soldiers working attracted attention from the local children who would come out to watch the work being done.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Andrew Leach, heavy equipment operator, 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade,, a native of San Antonio, uses a loader to fill a dump truck with the aggregate to be spread on the access road for local Iraqi Police stations June 13 near Joint Security Station Istiqlaal. The heavy equipment and Soldiers working attracted attention from the local children who would come out to watch the work being done. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Michael Bauman, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - A heavy equipment operator from the 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, uses a roller to compact the access road outside Joint Security Station Istiqlaal June 13.  While working on the access road the Soldiers had many spectators, made up mostly of local Iraqi children who watched the engineers completing their work.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - A heavy equipment operator from the 277th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, uses a roller to compact the access road outside Joint Security Station Istiqlaal June 13. While working on the access road the Soldiers had many spectators, made up mostly of local Iraqi children who watched the engineers completing their work. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Michael Bauman, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde) VIEW ORIGINAL