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ERDC's GSL makes JFOB Protection Handbook available to Soldiers and deploying engineers

Published Jan. 20, 2012

Jan. 20, 2012

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VICKSBURG, Miss. — ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) has distributed more than 2,000 copies of the newest edition of the Joint Forward Operations Base (JFOB) Protection Handbook (Graphic Training Aid 90-01-011) since October 2011. More than 50,000 copies of previous editions have been printed to support troops in Iraq and Afghanistan prior to the current version.

The handbook was developed in 2005 under the guidance of the Army Test and Evaluation Command and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Deputy Directorate for Antiterrorism and Homeland Defense (J-34), with significant assistance from U.S. Central Command.

The handbook was produced to reduce the casualty rate during combat operations and was designed to be a quick-look reference, broken into major subject areas to facilitate use.

The recent 6th edition of the JFOB Protection Handbook (Graphic Training Aid 90-01-011), has become the preferred teaching aid for several force protection and anti-terrorism (AT) courses and is provided to students at each of the services' AT Officer Level II courses.

For more information on obtaining the document, e-mail

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