12 May 2005

The Essential Services Team for the 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team is composed of the civil affairs personnel from 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and Company C, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion.

Project Payment and Management Sergeant, SFC Carl Griffin, from Denham Springs, La., with 1088th Eng. Bn., tracks the weekly progress of each project and assesses projects managed by local contractors. Since April, EST has started 54 new projects, such as running water lines to a house in a village and cleaning up trash that has built up over the years. With a purpose to help the Iraqi people rebuild its economy, the 256th EST and its counterparts are providing a way for this nation to get back on its feet. While these projects are helping to rebuild Iraq, they have provided 3,142 jobs to the locals within their area of responsibility.  Posted by Hello


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