HESCO in Afghanistan
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Building a HESCO Position in Afghanistan: An Army Engineer's Perspective
“Once the initial reconnaissance has occurred and the land has been approved, the S4 and engineers need to generate a supply request for triple-strand concertina, HESCO Bastion Concertainers, dimensional lumber, plywood, sandbags, tents, and power generators, which are needed immediately for the Soldiers or engineers performing the initial construction. These materials allow a perimeter, observation posts, entry control points, and a tactical operations center to be constructed…The engineer is responsible for determining where the fill material will be obtained for the HESCO barriers and sandbags…If the soil conditions prevent the use of in-situ soil due to its poor characteristic, or if there is a lack of engineers or heavy equipment, the unit’s contracting officer will not only have to coordinated the fill material requirements but may be required to contract heavy equipment such as bucket loader, hydraulic excavators (HYEXs), an dump trucks.”
Michael P. Carvelli “Planning a new FOB in Afghanistan”
Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers, October 1, 2007
Second Lieutenant Carvelli is the Task Force Engineer, Special Troops Battalion, 173d Airborne Brigade.
(Inscription under the photo on the left)
(Inscription under the photo on the bottom right)
Gun trucks in a HESCO position in Afghanistan.
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.444′ N, 77° 9.54′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HESCO at Home (a few steps from this marker); HESCO in Iraq (a few steps from this marker); Hesco Barriers (a few steps from this marker); Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III (a few steps from this marker); Machine Gun Post (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the World War I Trench System Exhibit
Categories. • War, Afghanistan •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.