Protecting the Force by holding quarterly drills

USACE Afghanistan District
Published Sept. 1, 2018
Securing the gear and items before movement to Camp Black are from left; Emilija Kolevski, Chief of Engineering and Technical Services  Division; Nathan Alford, Operations and Maintenance O&M) COR); Patrick Grey, Civil Engineer; Tyler Crumbley, Quality Assurance Manager; Julie Meyer, Contracting  Specialist; and Penny Coulon, Lead O&M COR.

Securing the gear and items before movement to Camp Black are from left; Emilija Kolevski, Chief of Engineering and Technical Services Division; Nathan Alford, Operations and Maintenance O&M) COR); Patrick Grey, Civil Engineer; Tyler Crumbley, Quality Assurance Manager; Julie Meyer, Contracting Specialist; and Penny Coulon, Lead O&M COR.

Waiting in the bunker room at Camp Black are from left; Versar contractors, Nathan Alford, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) COR); Tyler Crumbley, Quality Assurance Manager; Brian Pitt, Electrical Engineer; Versar contractor who is camera shy; Brian Cagle, Project Engineer; and Ronald Clark, Logistics Specialist.

Waiting in the bunker room at Camp Black are from left; Versar contractors, Nathan Alford, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) COR); Tyler Crumbley, Quality Assurance Manager; Brian Pitt, Electrical Engineer; Versar contractor who is camera shy; Brian Cagle, Project Engineer; and Ronald Clark, Logistics Specialist.

Tech Sergeant Leighton, Camp Black NCOIC and Sergeant 1st Class Michael Pineda, KAF Detachment Sergeant conducted an After Action Review immediately following the drill.

Tech Sergeant Leighton, Camp Black NCOIC and Sergeant 1st Class Michael Pineda, KAF Detachment Sergeant conducted an After Action Review immediately following the drill.

After Action Review is conducted after the Camp Black drill by Tech Sergeant Leighton, Camp Black NCOIC, and Sergeant 1st Class Michael Pineda, KAF Detachment Sergeant, with Richard Ott, Chief of Technical Services Branch and a Versar contractor listening in at the Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

After Action Review is conducted after the Camp Black drill by Tech Sergeant Leighton, Camp Black NCOIC, and Sergeant 1st Class Michael Pineda, KAF Detachment Sergeant, with Richard Ott, Chief of Technical Services Branch and a Versar contractor listening in at the Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Tech Sergeant Leighton, Camp Black NCOIC and Sergeant 1st Class Michael Pineda, KAF Detachment Sergeant conducted an After Action Review immediately following the drill.

Tech Sergeant Leighton, Camp Black NCOIC and Sergeant 1st Class Michael Pineda, KAF Detachment Sergeant conducted an After Action Review immediately following the drill.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers Detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan and Task Force Black (Camp Black), an Air Force unit conducted a ground attack drill with a partnering organization adjacent to Kandahar Air Field (KAF) to wrap up the month of August.

In a matter of minutes the drill began, there was 100 percent of USACE employee accountability, movement to Camp Black was completed, and all personnel were expeditiously and safely accounted for inside the designated bunker room.

Eighteen minutes later the drill was complete and an After Action Review (AAR) was conducted.

“We need to be aware of our surroundings and care for each other,” said Afghanistan District Commander, Jason Kelly. “Be aware of complacency and the results of it.”

These quarterly drills are needed and in Kandahar with the neighboring units. With the number of personnel on the KAF Compound the Officer in Charge is ensuring that one of the district commander’s top five priorities is being enforced and perfected.

“We must never become complacent in what is still a dangerous world, “as quoted by Steve Largent.