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]>
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  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.
> *Background:*
> 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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