Huntsville Center's Commercial Utilities Program used a MATOC to select a Power Purchase Agreement consultant to help draft the blueprint for developing a secure electrical grid and increasing capacity to supply Afghan security installations with sustainable electricity.
During a site visit to Afghanistan in October, Col. Robert Ruch, commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, presented certificates of appreciation to five individuals working under contract with Huntsville Center in support of Task Force POWER. EXP Federal employees Shane Deek, Kevin Flynn, Rafael Varela, Abel Martinez and Sean McMurtrey were at Camp Integrity, Afghanistan, when the compound came under attack. The team stayed to assist with restoring power and water to the camp.
As an Army Reservist with the 663rd Engineering Company, Sheffield, Alabama, Staff Sgt. Patrick Henry deployed to Afghanistan in February 2014 as a heavy equipment operator and was assigned to a unit training Afghan National Army soldiers on engineering equipment operation and projects. Henry said his injury occurred during routine daily operations.
The Huntsville Center Furnishings Program team completed QA inspections on three projects totaling $1.25 million at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Huntsville Center is managing the $21.5 million contract for the environmental footprint reduction at more than 60 U.S. military camps and bases being closed throughout Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.
A Center contracting specialist was recently selected to fill a short-term career broadening assignment at a regional contracting office responsible for providing oversight of contractual actions.
Huntsville Center participated in the annual STEAM Fair at Mill Creek Elementary School Nov. 10.