Engineer Task Force activated, set to conduct Korea rotation

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs TFR  conducts a ceremony pass in review , Sept. 2. It’s made of engineers from 95th Clearance Co., 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, and more than 250 engineers from 59th Mobility Augmentation Co. and 74th Multi-Role Bridge Co. from Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC, Public Affairs)

The Soldiers of Task Force Ready conduct a pass in review during a deployment ceremony, Sept. 2, at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Task Force Ready is activated for a nine-month deployment to the Republic of Korea and is comprised of engineers from 95th Clearance Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command and more than 250 engineers from 59th Mobility Augmentation Company and 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company from Fort Hood, Texas.

 

8th Theater Sustainment Command
News Release
Photos by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 130th Engineer Brigade hosted an activation and deployment ceremony for the engineers of Task Force Ready and 95th Eng. Company, Sept. 2, at Hamilton Field, here, in preparation for its nine-month deployment to the Republic of Korea as part of U.S. Army-Pacific’s Korean rotational forces.

Task Force Ready is a battalion of approximately 140 engineers from the 95th, and more than 250 engineers from 59th Mobility Augmentation Co. and 74th Multi-Role Bridge Co., out of Fort Hood, Texas, who will provide mission command and engineer capabilities in support of Eighth Army and 2nd Infantry Division.

More than 45 KATUSAs (Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army) will join the task force when it arrives in Korea.

During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Brian S. Smith also assumed command of Task Force Ready.

“Human Resources Command chose the perfect officer for this challenging mission, and the Soldiers of this task force are lucky to have him,” said Col. Blace C. Albert, commander, 130th Eng. Bde. “I know, without a doubt, that he will accomplish all missions while keeping the welfare of his Soldiers at the forefront of his concerns.”

Task Force Ready presents arms during the playing of the National Anthem prior to casing of the colors during their deployment ceremony, Sept. 2, at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Task Force Ready is activated for a nine-month deployment to the Republic of Korea and is comprised of engineers from 95th Clearance Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command and more than 250 engineers from 59th Mobility Augmentation Company and 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company from Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC, Public Affairs)

Task Force Ready presents arms during the playing of the National Anthem prior to casing of the colors during their deployment ceremony, Sept. 2, at Hamilton Field.

TFR is comprised of more than 20 military occupational specialties, including route clearance, mobility augmentation and bridge building.

“Task Force Ready has a cadre of officers who are highly proficient and competent in their respective areas of responsibilities,” Smith said. “Their skills are further augmented by an outstanding NCO Corps who are truly the backbone of the unit.”

These rotations are designed to support the U.S. security commitment to the ROK as specified by the mutual defense treaty and presidential agreements between the countries.

“These troops have been tested in battle and hardened by war, so that they stand tall before us today, ready to undertake any mission that is assigned to us,” Smith said.

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