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28th Engineer Brigade

The Engineer Brigade, 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized) provides command and control for engineer forces supporting the 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized). The unit also provides C-2 support for Virginia Army National Guard engineer battalions and serves as the C-3 Headquarters for all Virginia Army National Guard Forces in the Eastern half of Virginia.

The newly formed 28th Engineer Brigade is comprised of five battalions, or a total of 2,000 men and women. It is headquartered at Fort AP Hill, Virginia. The 337th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Reading, PA. belongs to the 28th Engineer Brigade, as does the 876th Engineer Battalion.

During the Summer of 2001 County officials and citizens of Greene County gathered together with engineers from the Virginia National Guard worked to complete Phase I of the county's new park. Soldiers from six different Army and Air Guard units constructed the park as part of their annual training during the course of the summer. The project was coordinated by the 28th Engineer Brigade based at Fort A.P. Hill. Other units participating were the 189th Engineer Battalion from Big Stone Gap, the 276th Engineer Battalion from Richmond, the 1030th and 1031st from Gate City, and the 229th Engineer Battalion from Fredricksburg. Also involved in the project were the 203rd Red Horse Flight for the Air National Guard and 3647th Maintenance Company from Blackstone.

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