U.S. and Latvian Officials to Jointly Mark the Completion of Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) Projects at Adazi and Ogre

Riga, August 27, 2014 – On August 28, 2014, U.S. Embassy Riga and Latvian Officials will participate in closing ceremonies to mark the completion of two Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) projects at Adazi High School and Ogre 1st High School.

The project at Adazi High School included installation of perimeter fence around the school grounds ensuring a safe environment for children; the project at Ogre 1st High School involved insulation and replacement of a section of the school’s roof. The U.S. European Command’s Civic Engagement Program, through the U.S. Embassy Riga Office of Defense Cooperation, provided $92,470.00 (€70,154.00) for the Adazi HCA project and $160,400.00 (€121,667.00) for the Ogre HCA project.

Both projects brought together three teams of approximately 45 military engineers from Washington DC’s Air National Guard 113th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), the 110th CES Michigan Air National Guard, 145th CES North Carolina Air National Guard and Latvian military engineers, who worked side by side to implement the projects in both schools.

The closing ceremonies will start at 11:00 a.m. in Adazi and 2:00 p.m. in Ogre on August 28. The event is open to media; journalists interested in covering the event should plan to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the event.

For more information or interview opportunities, please contact the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section at the contact information below.