News Release No. 1205200901
For immediate release: May 12, 2009
US Army Corps Contact: Mr. Justin Ward
of Engineers® Public Affairs Office
Europe District Phone: (+49) 611-9744-2720
U.S. Army takes first steps to prepare office in Bulgaria
WIESBADEN, Germany – A U.S. Army crate of technical equipment, computers, office
supplies and other "badly needed materials" were shipped to Novo Selo Training Range,
Bulgaria, May 12 to set up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's construction
office in country.
The Corps' office, set up on a temporary basis in August 2008 in the nearby town of Sliven,
was moved in the spring to the training range to better support U.S. Army Europe's Joint Task
Force – East initiative, which seeks to strengthen relationships and build new partners among
Eastern European nations.
“Basically we sent 90 days of sustainment supplies that are important for the day-to-day
productivity of the office and its overall support of the mission,” said James Franklin, supply
technician, Europe District, who planned the logistics for the shipment.
The Europe District is overseeing the execution of the largest current DoD construction
project in the country, which seeks to establish a Permanent Forward Operating Site (PFOS)
on the Bulgarian training range 25 miles east of Sliven.
When complete in 2011, the PFOS will include simple, expeditionary structures to be used in
future joint military training activities. Primary facilities include administrative, operation,
maintenance, dining, and medical facilities as well as 23 barracks to support about 2,500
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