1-77 FA (Falcons) HQs achievements:
As the Command Cell for Zone 6, provided force protection, key operational facilities, and life support for more than 59,000 OIF Service Members and their units billeted in this joint and expeditionary camp during the past year. This enabled resident tenant units to perform their missions to support the force up north and rotational units to effectively conduct C/JRSOI and redeployment. This was achieved while transitioning from LOGCAP to sustainment contracts which significantly reduced the overall operating costs of the camp. In addition to running the Zone 6 Command Cell, the Falcons provided the BDLT South and several key personnel to man the ASG-KU staff ranging from force protection, the camps cell, S2, and CJA office.
· AT/FP Improvements:
The Falcons embraced this as an operational mission recognizing that there is a credible and dangerous threat lurking. Living the WARRIOR ETHOS each day, force protection and security remained foremost as they accomplished their mission to ensure freedom of action for tenant units to perform their missions.
Organized, trained and activated a 24/7 Camp EOC from scratch that provided the ability to respond 24/7 to any threat or crisis situation. This also serves as the alternate EOC for Camp Arifjan providing redundancy.
Organized and trained an internal dismounted QRF enhancing the ability to respond to a threat or crisis. Training included CQM, ECP, and MOUT live fire exercises at Udairi Range.
Developed mass casualty response drills integrating all Camp Arifjan emergency responders and the NMCB Bn aid station. Trained and rehearsed these drills throughout the year with a series of rock drills and exercises that integrated all emergency responders and medical personnel.
Assembled and positioned trauma response kits at troop mass gathering areas
Developed and implemented Random Antiterrorism Measures providing greater deterrence and internal surveillance
Markedly improved the overall protection of vulnerable troop areas by developing and implementing a revised barrier plan that hardened the camp with 500 additional barriers
The BDLT significantly improved the protection of all southern camps with the movement and emplacement of 15,000 barriers, the redesign of numerous ECPs, and the conduct of vulnerability assessments.
The Camps cell supported the OIF 05-07 force rotation during CJ/RSOI
Medium Voltage Grid
New Chapel & Chapel Annex
Training and Activity Center
Six Large Area Maintenance Shelters
Motor pool communications
HET motor pool maintenance center
Command Post reset
Convoy Briefing Center
Water Distribution System
Sewage Lift Station
Storm water drainage system
Facility trailer refurbishment
New post office and legal center
PCB build outs
Motor pool expansions
Decommissioning of excess tent pads
Served 1.9 million meals
Developed and implemented a new emergency work order drills to rapidly respond and repair losses in critical utilities
Effectively managed more than 15 million dollars of contracts for services and procurement
Procured and installed 150 new washers and dryers
Procured and installed a dish satellite TV service
Supported all major MWR events throughout the year to include Operation Christmas Basket and several concerts and shows
Received and installed a new AT&T phone center
Procured and delivered new mattresses and wall lockers
Enforced standards throughout preventing serious injuries and incidents
Conducted fire and safety inspections for 135 PCBs, more than 530 tents, and all facilities
Filled critical positions throughout the ASG-KU staff that included the BDLT-South, the Camps Cell, Force Protection, Plans, S2, and the legal office. Each Soldier and leader significantly contributed to the accomplishment of the ASG’s mission.
Mission accomplishment was achieved by the dedicated, tenacious, and tireless efforts of these 50 Soldiers combined with their exceptional teamwork and partnership with the SEABEES, DPW, the ASG staff, MWR, AAFES, tenant units, and external agencies.
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