Meeting the locals

1st Lt. Keith Hofkens, an electrical engineer from the 115th Fighter Wing civil engineers squadron, returned from a seven-month deployment to southern Iraq in June. Lieutenant Hofkens participated in a provincial reconstruction team where he would go outside the wire and oversee the construction of schools and water treatment facilities. To do this job required traveling in convoys on a daily basis to make sure the government?s investment in Iraqi infrastructure was protected, he said. (photo was submitted by Lieutenant Hofkens)

PHOTO BY: Lieutenant Hofkens
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