Sunday, July 08, 2007
8th ESB builds combat outposts for 13th MEU
COMBAT OUTPOST GOLDEN, Iraq (June 4, 2007) – Sergeant Neil O. Kentish works on an air conditioner unit for a general purpose tent here June 4. The Marines of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) built the combat outpost here in support of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Until now, Al Anbar province’s Thar Thar region has had little to no coalition presence. Kentish is a refrigeration mechanic and Spring Valley, N.Y., native with 8th ESB’s Engineer Support Company.
June 1, 2007; Submitted on: 07/07/2007 01:45:49 PM ; Story ID#: 200777134549
By Cpl. Thomas J. Griffith, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
COMBAT OUTPOST GOLDEN, Iraq (June 1, 2007) -- Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) built the combat outpost here along with two others in the Thar Thar region of Iraq’s Al Anbar province for the Marines of 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit June 1-15.
The outposts include general purpose tents, a few restrooms, Southwest Asia huts, hundreds of sand-filled, blast-absorbent barriers, and a dirt berm around the perimeter.
Now that COP Golden and the two other outposts are completed, it will allow the 13th MEU to provide security and coalition presence in a region that, until now, has been unoccupied.