Established in 2009 under the Army Contracting Command, the military contingency contracting team provides assistance to the Alaska District’s Asia Office. The district constructs schools, medical clinics and cyclone shelters on behalf of U.S. Pacific Command, which is responsible for providing humanitarian aid to 36 countries across Southeast Asia.
Alaska District Spotlight: military contingency contracting team
Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District are helping improve people’s lives by administering contracts for design and construction projects in distant lands.
During the summers of 2010 and 2011, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe work crew demolished Wildwood Air Force Station's Buildings 100 and 101. The project was made possible by the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program and conducted through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District.
Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska
For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station’s buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.
From left to right, Randy Bowker, chief of Programs and Project Management Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District; Md. Abu Shahriar, Local Government Engineering Department of Bangladesh district engineer for the Jessore District; and Col. Michael Brooks, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District, pose for a picture in early October after examining one of eight recently constructed roads in Jessore, Bangladesh. The Alaska District, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Local Government Engineering Department of Bangladesh, completed the roads in the first government-to-government agreement in the country. The roads are instrumental in helping local farmers get their crops to the market, children get to school easier and facilitating families’ access to medical clinics, thus increasing the quality of life for the people of the region.
1st government-to-government partnership helps build critical infrastructure in Bangladesh
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District is helping to ‘pave the way’ in Bangladesh by assisting with the construction of roads, market places and irrigation projects.
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