If you are interested, Dan Harvey has asked me to pass this along:
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:29:40 -0500
From: Dan Harvey <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Dan Harvey <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [Fwd: engineering in Iraq/Afghanistan talk]
To: Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell <[log in to unmask]>
Thought you and the EWB members might be interested in this talk.
Please feel free to forward/share.
> Please join us for CEE Seminar this Friday (2/27).
> Kathryn Purchase Fleming, M.S. student in Civil and Environmental
> Engineering will be presenting some of her experiences as an Army
> engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan.
> The title of her talk will be:
> *US Army Engineering: A Pictorial View of My Engineering Experiences
> in both Iraq and Afghanistan
> *Background will follow.
> CEE Seminar
> Friday, 12:50-1:40 PM
> Votey 209
> Refreshments provided.
> Please bring your own cup/plate/etc.
> Until 9/11 happened I never thought I'd deploy except for training
> purposes, however, less than a year after graduating from the
> military academy I found myself sitting on the Kuwait/Iraq border
> and in one of the first waves of the invasion. I spent 12 months in
> Iraq as an Engineer liaison to an aviation unit (Army helicopters)
> and platoon leader responsible for 38 Soldiers and our projects
> which including building and repairing facilities on a US base in
> Iraq (helipads, airfield repair, wood frame construction). Four
> years later, as a company commander in charge of 160 Soldier Combat
> Support Equipment Engineering Company (translation: heavy road
> construction equipment), I deployed to the ruggedly beautiful
> country of Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, our projects included a
> major road project, winterizing existing bases, building new bases
> and inspection of contracted Afghani projects such a schools,
> medical clinics and culverts.
> I will share my experiences as an Army Engineer, some spectacular
> views of the two countries and their people, and how Army
> Engineering is helping not just both US and coalition forces but
> also the Iraqi and Afghani people during these turbulent times.
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