U.S. Soldiers Observe Afghan Engineers Build Cool-down Yard

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An Afghan soldier is supervised as he maneuvers a scraper to level the future site of a cool-down yard on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. The cool-down yard is the first major project for the Afghanistan Corps' horizontal engineers.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Howard Barcus, left, speaks with an Afghan soldier about shaping the future site of a cool-down yard while an Afghan soldier operates a bulldozer on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Barcus, an engineering mentor, is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 149th Vertical Construction Company, and is attached to the 4th Brigade.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • Afghan soldiers take a moment to discuss leveling operations on the site of a cool-down yard on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Howard Barcus, left, speaks with an Afghan soldier about shaping the future site of a cool-down yard while an Afghan soldier operates a bulldozer on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Barcus, an engineering mentor, is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 149th Vertical Construction Company, and is attached to the 4th Brigade. The cool-down yard is the first major project for the Afghanistan Corps' horizontal engineers.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • U.S. Army Capt. Russell Raikes checks on the progress of a new cool-down yard on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Raikes is an operations advisor to the engineering battalion for the 201st Afghan National Army Corps. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • Afghan soldiers operate a bulldozer and a scraper to level the future site of a cool-down yard on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • U.S. Army Capt. Russell Raikes, right, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Justin Zaleski discuss potential future operations and logistical support for a future cool-down yard on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Raikes and Zaleski are operation advisors to the engineering battalion for the 201st Afghan National Army Corps. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost