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Jul 31 2008

Mosul Courthouse

Posted by Dale @ 6:14 pm in Deployment,Outside the Wire Print This Post Print This Post

This past Monday morning, Mike F and I visited the Mosul courthouse. Mike is managing a project at the courthouse to provide some improvements to the physical security. In addition to providing blast walls along the street, the project includes a new screening building, floodlights, and a security system. We’ve driven by the front of the courthouse several times in the past week on our way to other sites.

Mosul Courthouse

Mosul Courthouse

Each time, I’ve noticed that construction on the new security building has not progressed, so I wasn’t expecting to see much else happening during this visit.

Screening Building

However, when we walked through the courthouse to the back side, I was pleasantly surprised. The contractor has installed the two new trailers for the security personnel, 38 out of 40 new floodlights, and placed the concrete pad for the new generator. The contractor’s on site supervisor, wearing the red keffiyeh on his head, was eager to talk to us about the project. His English was pretty good, and he was definitely proud of his work.

Contractor's Supervisor

Contractor's Supervisor

Mike seems to be able to resolve any issues that come up for this project relatively quickly. I think he must threaten them with his hook, but I can’t prove it!

2 Responses to “Mosul Courthouse”

  1. David M says:

    The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 08/04/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  2. the contractor says:

    it is nice for my to read your comments about our work and staff.
    now you can see the screening building has been completed and we will install walk through detectors and x-ray scanners inside this building, also, you can see the new generator has been installed. we have next items which will install during this month.
    about Mr. Mike F. , he is a good guy and the work with him is very fruitful, about his hook, I think his goal is helping the Iraqi peoples and not threaten them.
    about my supervisor: he is very good person and I am happy to get this man work with me, he try to check every things by his self and calling me by phone in each hour.

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