The Builders

Axe, David
March 2006
Sea Power;Mar2006, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p10
The article focuses on the construction projects of the U.S. Navy in Al Anbar Province in Iraq. Jose Torres, chief of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, makes the rounds of the 50-person detachment's projects, including a kennel for a Marine K9 unit, huts for an Army drone company and a delayed concrete batch plant. The author noted that the Navy is facing with lack of trucks and thin concrete but they find ways to get new buildings up and runways repaired. INSETS: BU2 MARY ALVAREZ;ENSIGN TRAVIS BRINKMAN;CAPT. MICHAEL O. LYNCH;CE2 BUDDY PARSONS


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