Mississippi native returns home from Afghanistan - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Mississippi native returns home from Afghanistan

Source: USACE Source: USACE
Source: USACE Source: USACE
Source: USACE Source: USACE

Kirk Ross, a Natural Resources Management Specialist with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, recently returned from a more than two-year deployment in Afghanistan.

While deployed, he worked as a cartographer and then as the geographic information system team lead for the Programs and Project Management Division's Data Management Section, Transatlantic Afghanistan District. 

He also received coins for outstanding service from LTG Thomas P. Bostick, Commander, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; Transatlantic Afghanistan Division-Afghanistan Brig. Gen. Donald Jackson – JENG Commander; Transatlantic Afghanistan District USACE Commander, Col. Peter Helmlinger; and the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Major Procurement Fraud Unit.

"I was able to work alongside with a number of wonderful individuals. The memories I created with these great people will forever remain close to my heart. I highly recommend anyone willing to deploy to take the opportunity. There are so many opportunities and possibilities revealed once you allow yourself to deploy outside the contiguous United States,” stated Ross.

Ross is a native of Corinth, Mississippi. 

His parents are Perry and Dennis Ross from the Dennis community near Belmont, Mississippi.

Every year the Vicksburg District deploys volunteers from its civilian workforce to support the U. S. Army's mission in foreign fields with engineers, administrators, real estate and environmental specialists. 

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