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299th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company)

The 299th Engineer Company [Assault Float Bridge (Ribbon)] falls under the 332nd Ordnance Battalion, part of the 38th Ordnance Group. Equipment includes the new Common Bridge Transport (CBT) loaded with an Assault Float Bridge Bay and MK2 Boat. On Order, the unit will mobilize and prepare for war. Upon validation, deploy to a Korean or Southwest Asian Theater of Operation and, IAW wartime trace, conduct assault float bridging and follow-on bridging missions. Construct and Operate an Assault Float Bridge (Ribbon) Raft, and Construct and maintain an Assault Float Bridge (Ribbon). The unit is equipped with the new Common Bridge Transport (CBT), which carries an Assault Float Bridge Bay and MK2 Boat.

The 299th Engineer Co. was originally constituted as C Company, 349th Engineers on 29 July 1921, located in Helena, Montana. C Co. was ordered to active duty on 13 May 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. The Company was redesignated as C Company, 349th Engineer General Service Regiment on 21 August 1942. On 12 March 1945, the Company was reorganized and redesignated as the 3182d Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company. The Company was reactivated on Okinawa on 30 May 1947. On 2 January 1948, the 3182d was redesignated as the 299th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Co., and assigned to Second Army. The newly formed 299th was activated on 14 January 1948, at Martinsburg, West Virginia. The company was transferred to the Army Reserve (then known as the Organized Reserve Corps) on 25 March 1948. The 299th was then reactivated on 9 August 1950, at Martinsburg, West Virginia, and was relieved from assistant to the Second Army.

On 16 July 1985, the company was redesignated as the 299th Engineer Company, assigned to the First United States Army, and activated at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Recently, the 299th has been transferred from the 310th Theatre Area Army Command (TAACOM) to the 99th Regional Support Command (RSC). The 299th Engineer Company trains primarily at Fort A.P. Hill, approximately 2 hours south of Washington, DC.

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