844th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy)
The 844th Engineer Battalion is an MTOE Battalion with Property Book. This heavy construction unit of the US Army Reserve, has companies located in Kingsport, Knoxville, Greeneville and Chattanooga.
Service members from throughout the United States have deployed since February 2000 to El Salvador to participate in Nuevos Horizontes 2000, a training mission that involves about 2,000 U.S. service members. Active Army and Army Reserve, Army and Air National Guard, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy and Air Force personnel participated in the training exercise as part of Joint Task Force Santa Fe to provide engineer and medical projects across the Northern Department of Chalatenango in El Salvador. From February until May 2000, more than 50 units across the nation and Puerto Rico mustered for two-week increments to practice their military skills in a real-world scenario to better prepare them for mobilization. During each rotation, another phase of the schools' construction is completed. The 844th Engineer Battalion, out of Tennessee, rotated units to complete Nueva Trinidad and El Sol school sites.
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