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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Engineer week kicks off with AEA exhibition

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  • Army engineers at Fort Leonard Wood kicked off Engineer Regimental Week with the Army Engineer Association's Industry Exhibition April 16-17 at Nutter Field House.
    The purpose of the exhibition was to provide the regiment with an update of the latest industry trends and developments in fields such as construction, environmental engineering, computer software and technology, architecture designs, and force protection.
    A plaque dedication for the 317th Engineer Battalion is scheduled to take place at 1:30 p.m. April 18 in the Engineer Regimental Room, John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex. This decorated unit fought on the battlefields of World Wars I and II, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit was officially deactivated in 2004.
    The unit is being recognized for its service to the Engineer Regiment, the U.S. Army, and the nation.
    More than 22 family members plan to attend the Fallen Sapper Memorial, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Engineer Memorial Grove. The ceremony will pay tribute to 24 Soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
    Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca, U.S. Army Engineer School commandant, is scheduled to address the Engineer Regiment at 11 a.m. April 19 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium, followed by a pre-recorded address from Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, 53rd U.S. Army chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    The week concludes with the annual Engineer Ball beginning at 6 p.m. April 19 in Nutter Field House. During the event, the Itschner, Sturgis, and Van Autreve awards will be presented; and the regiment's outstanding platoon leaders, warrant officers and civilians will be recognized.
    ENFORCE 2013 is now Engineer Regimental Week at Fort Leonard Wood and takes place April 15-19. The purpose of Regimental Week is to take time to pay respect and homage to the Engineer Regiment by reflecting on its history, by celebrating contributions and accomplishments, and by remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
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