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Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
"Sappers"

As part of the Army's transformation towards a modular force, the Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivaed at Fort Hood, Texas on 24 May 2005. As part of the modular transformation various assets that had previously been held at division level, but habitually attached to brigades during operations were made organic to those brigades. Engineer elements were integrated into the special troops battalions of each of the brigades and of the Division itself.

The Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, "Sappers," functioned as the reception, staging, onward movement and integration headquarters. This was successfully demonstrated in Exercise Foal Eagle, when the brigade headquarters deployed to Korea to support the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of an armored brigade headquarters and balanced task force into the Korean theater.

The Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was activated in October 1992. Through the Army's "Engineer Restructuring Initiative," the nucleus of the brigade was formed around the 1st Cavalry Division's historic 8th Engineer Battalion. The 20th Engineer Battalion was brought from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to join the brigade, and the 91st Engineer Battalion was reactivated to complete it.

On 24 May 2005, the Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated as part of the transformation of the 1st Cavalry Division to the US Army's modular force structure. As part of the modular transformation various assets that had previously been held at division level, but habitually attached to brigades during operations were made organic to those brigades. Engineer elements were integrated into the special troops battalions of each of the brigades and of the Division itself.




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