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Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. S&ME, Inc. served as geotechnical engineer and performed subsurface evaluation as well as quality control on concrete emplaced CVOT obstacles. During construction, Dewberry engineers worked closely with the Marine Wing Support Squadrons (MWSS) 271 and 274, who built the CVOT course as a training project. Dewberry also assisted Marine surveyors with site layout, performed periodic site visits to give feedback, and provided final stormwater certification. Constructed to withstand 120 trips per week, the CVOT course simulates 18 typical Middle Eastern obstacles found in desert and urban terrain. The urban wall obstacle mimics narrow walls often found in a city environment. An IED blast area obstacle simulates hazardous road conditions, while a sloped roadway obstacle and canal, bridge, and photo by Cpl. Charles E. McKelvey Combat engineers with MWSS-271 lay concrete on Cherry Point’s new CVOT course. The course at Cherry Point will provide a means of training Marines to drive Humvees in Iraq, without having to drive to Camp Lejeune. ditch crossings challenge the driver with restricted terrain and severe changes in roadway width, inclines, and angles found in the region. “The course provides Marines with confidence in the handling capability of the vehicle,” says Meadows. The MCAS Cherry Point CVOT course is one of several constructed to address the rollover problem. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, has a similar facility which served as a conceptual model for the Cherry Point course. Another CVOT course has been built at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, which is in the desert and larger in area. A course has also been constructed in Iraq to help train Marines already deployed. The 7,000-linear-foot serpentine course simulates 18 typical obstacles found in desert and urban terrain. 3

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Dimensions - November/December 2008
Contents
Engineering the Combat Vehicle Operator’s Training Course
Improving Long-Term Rehabilitative Care for Veterans
Exploring Current Asset Management Needs
Paying Tribute to Two Dewberry Leaders
Regional Jail Expands in Virginia
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Contents
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Engineering the Combat Vehicle Operator’s Training Course
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - 3
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Improving Long-Term Rehabilitative Care for Veterans
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Exploring Current Asset Management Needs
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Paying Tribute to Two Dewberry Leaders
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - 7
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Regional Jail Expands in Virginia
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