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A customs building designed to streamline out-processing for servicemembers opened last week at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

The customs facility, the first in the country, was built by members of the 1st Expeditionary RED HORSE Group.

The new customs building will enhance and secure the movement of cargo, equipment and personnel outbound to the continental United States, according to provost marshal Army Lt. Col. Antonio Pietri.

Sgt. 1st Class Gualberto Gonzalez, the customs noncommissioned officer in charge, said the new $524,000 facility will be a vast improvement over the current facility.

“We have much more room for processing,” said Gonzalez. “The area is also more secure. The servicemembers will have more facilities, and there are even plans to put in a concession area.”

RED HORSE — Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer — is the Air Force’s combat engineering unit.


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