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  • Minnesota-based engineer brigade oversees diverse mission

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    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Troops of the 372nd Engineer Brigade stand in formation in front of the brigade headquarters building for the official patch ceremony on at FOB Sharana Dec. 17, 2009. The patch awarded on this day is one the Soldiers wear on their right arm, indicating affiliation during deployment. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Janet Jones, 372nd Engineer Brigade Public Affairs)PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan– Since arriving in Afghanistan last November, reservists of the Fort Snelling, Minn.,-based 372nd Engineer Brigade have overseen a multi-faceted and evolving mission over a large swath of rugged territory.

    The stateside headquarters component includes about 130 people from across 42 states, with the majority from Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa. In Afghanistan, they oversee engineering operations such as construction, road repair, counter-IED patrols and training Afghan civilians and military members in engineering skills. Read more...

 
 


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