MND-B engineers turn an old hanger into new digs for Soldiers

By Lt. Col. Pat Simon, 225 Eng. Bde PAO, MND-BJuly 15, 2009

BAGHDAD -Cpl. Nathan Hoover, Carpenter, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), a native of Lilly, PA sets up a partition wall while helping to build housing units for Soldiers moving to Forward Operating Base Shield July 11. MND-B engineer Soldiers are turning an old hanger into a housing complex of 50 double-stacked rooms. "I like working on a project from scratch, said Hoover. "It's pretty special especially for the incoming Soldiers." The project is expected to be completed by mid August.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD -Cpl. Nathan Hoover, Carpenter, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), a native of Lilly, PA sets up a partition wall while helping to build housing units for Soldiers moving to Forward Operating Base Shield July 11. MND-B engineer Soldiers are turning an old hanger into a housing complex of 50 double-stacked rooms. "I like working on a project from scratch, said Hoover. "It's pretty special especially for the incoming Soldiers." The project is expected to be completed by mid August. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Pat Simon, 225 Eng. Bde PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Spc. Andrew Seymour, a carpenter, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), and a native of Escanaba, MI, makes sure everything lines up just right as fellow carpenters help build new housing for Soldiers moving to Forward Operating Base Shield July 11. MND-B engineer Soldiers are turning an old hanger into a housing complex of 50 double-stacked rooms. The project is expected to be completed by mid August.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Andrew Seymour, a carpenter, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), and a native of Escanaba, MI, makes sure everything lines up just right as fellow carpenters help build new housing for Soldiers moving to Forward Operating Base Shield July 11. MND-B engineer Soldiers are turning an old hanger into a housing complex of 50 double-stacked rooms. The project is expected to be completed by mid August. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Pat Simon, 225 Eng. Bde PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Soldiers with the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) take a brief break July 11 during construction of a double-decked housing structure for some 50 rooms for incoming Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Shield. About 20 engineer Soldiers are working on this project that's converting an old hanger into new digs for Soldiers. "I love it. To see the smiles on Soldiers after we build these units means a lot to us," said Staff Sgt. Dunte Bennett, Wisner, La., construction supervisor of the project. "We are doing our job to make their lives easier so that they can do their jobs."
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Soldiers with the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) take a brief break July 11 during construction of a double-decked housing structure for some 50 rooms for incoming Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Shield. About 20 engineer Soldiers are working on this project that's converting an old hanger into new digs for Soldiers. "I love it. To see the smiles on Soldiers after we build these units means a lot to us," said Staff Sgt. Dunte Bennett, Wisner, La., construction supervisor of the project. "We are doing our job to make their lives easier so that they can do their jobs." (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Pat Simon, 225 Eng. Bde PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL