Kentucky National Guard Engineers make difference in Hohenfels

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Courtesy 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky National Guard

 

Soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky National Guard, work concrete to ensure proper drainage and texture while constructing a motor park at a training site in Hohenfels, Germany during annual training Aug. 9-27.

HOHENFELS, Germany (August 31, 2010)–Members of the Kentucky National Guard’s 207th Horizontal Engineer Co. of the 201st Engineer Battalion constructed a concrete motor park for wheeled vehicles at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany during their annual training Aug. 9-27.

The engineers carefully poured the concrete to ensure proper drainage and texture.  Each pour contained close to 8,000 gallons of concrete.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Osborne (far left) from the 149th Vertical Engineer Co., and other members of the Engineer Battalion, direct the flow of concrete from a nearby pump truck into a motor park constructed for wheeled vehicles at a training site in Hohenfels, Germany during their annual training Aug. 9-27.

The parking area will be over 20,000 square feet and will be the only improved parking area at the complex.  It will allow for up to 25 vehicles to be parked adjacent to the existing hangar at the Hohenfels tactical aviation facility.

Other Kentucky Guardsmen from Det. 1, 149th Vertical Engineer Co.  assembled modular platforms at an off-site location to be installed in the Division Tactical Operations Center after the current JMRC training rotation is complete.

Soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion cut wood to be used to construct modular platforms or risers for use in the Joint Multination Readiness Center Divisional Tactical Operations Center in Hohenfels, Germany during their annual training Aug. 9-27.

The platforms will upgrade the layout of the TOC into theater-style seating allowing personnel a better viewing area during briefs and multi-media presentations.

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