‘Wolverines’ improve roads, demolition range

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Wolverines of the 2nd Plt., 523rd Eng. Co., 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, use the push/load method to fill up the scraper with the help from a dozer at a demolition range  during a three-month-long range maintenance project.

The Wolverines of the 2nd Plt., 523rd Eng. Co., 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, use the push/load method to fill up the scraper with the help from a dozer at a demolition range during a three-month-long range maintenance project.

1st Lt. Lucian Myers
84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade
8th Theater Sustainment Command

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — “We Clear the Way” is more than just the engineer motto; for the Soldiers of the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Battalion, it’s their job.

At the end of February, Schofield Barracks’ Range Control requested the battalion’s assistance with a few maintenance projects.

The “Wolverines” of the 523rd Eng. Co. took the lead on the three-month mission, staring March 17.

The first project was to repair roads on East Range and Wheeler Army Airfield. Sections of the roads were completely washed-out from years of Hawaiian rainfall.

 Wolverines of the 523rd Eng. Co. are using their scrapers at a demolition range during a three-month-long range maintenance project.

Wolverines of the 523rd Eng. Co. are using their scrapers at a demolition range during a three-month-long range maintenance project.

“It is great that we get these missions, so we can be exposed to different situations and, at the same time, teach our Soldiers how to execute varied missions,” said Sgt. Timothy Johnson, squad leader, 523rd Eng. Co.

The Wolverines were also tasked with filling in craters at a demolition range created by units doing unexploded ordnance demolitions and demolition training. The project was designed to increase the usable training area by flattening out the range and improving the drainage on the training area.

“The noncommissioned officers showed us the tricks of the trade, so we can have the experience and knowledge to take their place someday,” said Pfc. Nelson Goehle, a heavy equipment operator with the unit.

These missions benefited Range Control, Schofield Barracks and the Soldiers by keeping them ready to deploy, perform construction operations and succeed at a varied set of missions. Each project had a unique set of requirements and challenges for the unit leadership to work through.

“The unit did an outstanding job, and everyone remained flexible and motivated throughout the projects,” said Sgt. 1st Class Abu Sesay, senior enlisted leader, 2nd Platoon. “We were able to perform (job) tasks, and everyone learned something. That made the success of these missions even better.”

(Editor’s note: Myers leads the 2nd Plt., 523rd Eng. Co., 84th Eng.)

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