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Combat Engineers perform a wide variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions. Marine Corporal Tia Nagle introduces us to an Army Reserve unit of Combat Engineers who are keeping the roads clear in Afghanistan. Soundbites include SPC. Giovanni Sims - 689th Route Clearance and SGT. Jesse Brooks - 689th Route Clearance. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle.
LTC Michael J. Rounds is a native of Andover, Minnesota. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers from the US Military Academy in 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from West Point and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. His military education includes completion of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the M1A1 Tank Commanders Certification Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the Joint Officer Planning Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, Ranger school, Airborne school, and Air Assault school. LTC Rounds has served in a variety of engineer command and staff positions during his 22 year career in the Army. He has served with the 1st Infantry Division...
Matt Toton is a structural engineer working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineer District-North. He checks an Afghanistan National Police facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, for quality assurance. Hank Heusinkveld reports. http://www.usace.army.mil
A compilation of mission related footage and controlled detonations of roadside bombs found in Afghanistan through route clearance operations. Featuring 1st Platoon. No soldiers were injured in any of the films. I have permission to use the song "Invaders Must Die" by "The Prodigy" through mechanical licensing.
Our Deployment to Afghanistan during 2002-2005
Afghan army engineers take part in practical outdoor training exercises using heavy machinery, including bulldozers and loaders, at Camp Shorabak in Helmand. Whilst the current training is overseen by ISAF there are now efforts in place to train Afghan trainers to provide a sustainable model for future training. The use of heavy machinery by the Afghan Army will prove vital in their future operations as they will take the lead in their own construction projects.
6/24/2012 US Army combat engineers help rebuild a road in Paktika Province, Afghanistan: Sharana Road. Produced by Gail McCabe. Includes soundbites from Maj. Adam Chalmers, 9th Engineer Battalion, 172 IBCT, Capt. Anwar, 2nd Brigade, Afghan National Army, and Capt. David Farrar, A Co., 9th Engineer Battalion, 172 IBCT.
Nov. 2008 to May 2009
Engineering has done wonders to the modern world. In Afghanistan engineers at the military airport in Kabul city developed their own equipment to service military helicopters, despite facing shortage of modern equipment. ------------------------------------------------------------ South Asia Newsline (SAN) is a weekday newscast which provides exclusive coverage of South Asia to the Global audiences. Enjoy and stay connected with us!! ☛ Follow us: https://twitter.com/SAsiaNewsline ☛ Like us: https://www.facebook.com/SAsiaNewsline ☛ Visit our Official website: http://www.southasianewsline.com/
A combat engineer or sapper is a soldier who performs a variety of engineering duties, including laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, general construction, field defenses, and repair.
Water, Not Weapons The Greening of Afghanistan Through decades of combat in war-torn Afghanistan, a Japanese man has been waging a different battle, against the ravages of drought. Tetsu Nakamura is a 70 year-old physician. Beginning in 1991, he opened 3 clinics to provide medical service in the mountainous eastern region of the country. However, a historic drought that began in 2000 led to shortages of water and food, causing the deaths of many people. From the perspective of providing medical care, "One irrigation canal will do more good than 100 doctors!" He shed his physician's white coat and set out to build an irrigation canal. 16 years later, the plains have turned green again and local people have begun to return to farming with renewed security. He declares, "Weapons and tanks do...
Over the next year, 40,000 American troops and hundreds of tons of equipment will leave Afghanistan. Charlie D'Agata reports on how a platoon from Fort Hood, Texas, is working to clear roads filled with explosives.
In whats being seen as a big step forward for the Afghan National Army, a joint engineering project is underway with British troops in Nar-e Sarajh. Until now, ANA engineers have always worked under the direct guidance of the Operational Mentoring and Liaison teams - the OMLT - now though both British and Afghan engineers are working together as equals.
Combat Engineer Battalion in Afghanistan. This is a video they prepared for the City of Cerritos and the San Clemente Presbyterian Church Thanking them for their prayers, letters, care packages and continued support of the 1st CEB Marines and families back home.
A few memories from my deployment to Afghanistan OEF 10-11'. Combat engineers doing route clearance in Eastern (Jalalabad) and Southern (Kandahar) Afghanistan. IED's, MICLIC's, pot fields, pranks, blown up trucks... Its got it all