Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

Engineers Crush Rock, Make Asphalt, Build Roads

Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

Engineers Crush Rock, Make Asphalt, Build Roads

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FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Crushing tons of rock, making asphalt and paving roads is a typical day's work for one Army Reserve unit.

The 770th Engineer Company from Penn Yan, N.Y, produced 900 tons of asphalt, crushed 15,000 tons of stone and paved two large parking lots in just two weeks of annual training. The unit also participated in the largest mobilization exercise held here recently.

The 770th provides construction support on major projects such as roads and airfields. The quarry platoon crushes the stone that is trucked to the asphalt platoon, which converts the stone into asphalt. The equipment and maintenance platoons operate and maintain equipment at the quarry and help the quarry and asphalt platoons meet their missions.

For the past three years the 770th has been developing a second quarry here and setting up a permanent asphalt site.

"We made an arrangement to take on the post support missions when we moved our asphalt plant here," said Capt. …

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