Engineers rebuild range at Task Force Raptor

By Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. BDeJuly 20, 2009

BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Mario Haywood (on top of the barriers), a native of Anchorage, Alaska, squad leader, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, ground guides Whitewater, Mo. native, Spc. David Burke, heavy equipment operator, 46th ECB (H), as he demolishes existing HESCO barriers and an earth berm wall, July 19 at Task Force Raptor here, with a hydraulic excavator to reconstruct the HESCO walls that separated four ranges.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Mario Haywood (on top of the barriers), a native of Anchorage, Alaska, squad leader, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, ground guides Whitewater, Mo. native, Spc. David Burke, heavy equipment operator, 46th ECB (H), as he demolishes existing HESCO barriers and an earth berm wall, July 19 at Task Force Raptor here, with a hydraulic excavator to reconstruct the HESCO walls that separated four ranges. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Soldiers of earthmoving platoon, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, use a Bobcat loader to set up HESCO barriers, large containers filled with dirt used for force protection, during their range construction project July 19 at Task Force Raptor here.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Soldiers of earthmoving platoon, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, use a Bobcat loader to set up HESCO barriers, large containers filled with dirt used for force protection, during their range construction project July 19 at Task Force Raptor here. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, lift an empty HESCO barrier into place to create the second tier of the range separation wall July 19 at Task Force Raptor here.  The wall will protect Soldiers from ricochets and allow the range to be used for a wider range of training activities.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company B, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, lift an empty HESCO barrier into place to create the second tier of the range separation wall July 19 at Task Force Raptor here. The wall will protect Soldiers from ricochets and allow the range to be used for a wider range of training activities. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Pvt. Gary McFadden of London, Ky., heavy equipment operator, 
46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, ground guides 
the hydraulic excavator operator driven by Spc. Mark Dillon of Reed City, Mich., as he fills HESCO barriers with sand and dirt at Task Force Raptor here. Soldiers use shovels to even out the dirt fill in the baskets.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Pvt. Gary McFadden of London, Ky., heavy equipment operator, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, ground guides the hydraulic excavator operator driven by Spc. Mark Dillon of Reed City, Mich., as he fills HESCO barriers with sand and dirt at Task Force Raptor here. Soldiers use shovels to even out the dirt fill in the baskets. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng. Bde., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Spc. Joshua Carrington of Oneonta, N.Y., heavy equipment 

operator, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, 

operates the bucket loader to remove HESCO barrier debris from the old 

range separation berm and away from the project site in preparation for the setup 

of the new range separation wall July 9 at Task Force Raptor here.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Joshua Carrington of Oneonta, N.Y., heavy equipment operator, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, operates the bucket loader to remove HESCO barrier debris from the old range separation berm and away from the project site in preparation for the setup of the new range separation wall July 9 at Task Force Raptor here. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler, 46th ECB (H), 225th Eng.) VIEW ORIGINAL