Vicksburg District Employee Returns from Bagram
Vicksburg, Miss. – U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (Corps) employee Justin Jones recently returned from an overseas civilian deployment tour of duty as a computer aided design systems drafter and designer at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan (BAB).
While deployed, Jones was attached to the U. S. Army garrison at BAB and was a designer of concrete projects used in buildings and other constructed structures. He deployed under the Army Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) program which provides Department of Army civilians with certain knowledge and experience to assist the United States military.
BAB is a dual-runway airfield capable of handling any size military aircraft, and is one of the largest U. S. military bases in Afghanistan. The base is located next to the ancient city of Bagram and is housed mainly with U. S. military personnel.
Jones is a native of Vicksburg and a graduate of Vicksburg High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in civil and environmental engineering from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree.
The Corps of Engineers is the primary organization building military bases, police stations, roads, air strips and other infrastructure projects in Afghanistan used to increase the country's stability, security and economy. In the last year, nineteen Vicksburg District employees have deployed in support of overseas contingency operations. For more information about the Vicksburg District and overseas contingency operations, visit our website, www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Release no. 13-017