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Task Force Anchor improves force protection

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Seabees from Task Force Anchor's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 constructed additional force protection measures around the Camp Bastion-Camp Leatherneck compound Sept. 25.

Working day and night for nearly 96 hours, five dozers and two excavators protected by static security teams moved earth to construct a formidable wall more than four kilometers long.

“Before we arrived there appeared to be a flat easy access from a road to the perimeter,” said Equipment Operator 1st Class Michal Shafer. “What we’re building should definitely strengthen the force protection.”

“Despite long hours with fatigue and heat in full battle rattle, we were able to change the landscape to achieve the grade and slope necessary. It was hard work but Seabees have to be flexible,” said Shafer.

Task Force Anchor's NMCB 133 is currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Task Force Empire providing engineering support to coalition forces.

Article by Utilitiesman Third Class Drew Verbis, Task Force Anchor