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30th Engineer Brigade (TA)

The 30th Engineer Brigade (Theater Army), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, consists of one engineer group, one engineer battalion, and a corps support battalion. The engineer group and battalion provide a wide variety of engineer management and construction skills. Administratively, a field artillery brigade headquarters, one field artillery battalion and two military police companies are also attached to the Brigade.

In 1999 the 105th Engineer Group was selected to be the task force headquarters for a Cornerstone 2000 project in the Republic of Moldova, North Carolina's State Partnership road The brigade's 505th Engineer Battalion deployed elements to the Marshall Islands to renovate community center building and Alaska to build 12 mile of road on an Indian reservation. The brigade sent personnel to Germany, Italy and Korea to support construction design projects.

The 30th Engineer Brigade headquarters and the 113th Field Artillery Brigade headquarters participated with 94 personnel in the V Corps Warfighter train-up and Warfighter in Grafenwoher, Germany in January and March 1999.

Within the state during 1999, brigade units continued upgrade projects at the Camp Butner National Guard Training Site as well as support to many community civil engineer projects such as construction of ball fields and public park facilities.

The Hurricane Floyd [Sep 99 - Oct 99] natural disaster generated 86 engineer missions that focused on the following: Coastal Restoration, Repair of Roads, Numerous Haul Missions, Debris Removal, Power Generation, Traffic Re-Circulation and Control, Assistance to DOT with Dump Truck Teams, Chainsaw Teams, Heavy Equipment Movement, Maintenance Support, Search and Rescue and C2 of 24 hour operations.

The West Virginia Engineer Group has been identified to drop from the Task Organization and replaced with one from Alabama. This has not been formally announced.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 105th Engineers in 29 Oct 1929. It was redesignated for the 105th Engineers Battalion in 20 Nov 1943. On 7 Mar 1951 the insignia was redesignated for the 112th Field Artillery Battalion. It was redesignated for the 105th Engineer Battalion on 14 Jul 1960. The insignia was amended to add a motto on 17 Sep 1968. It was redesignated for the 105th Engineer Group on 7 Dec 1976. On 15 Oct 1979 the insignia was redesignated for the 30th Engineer Brigade and amended to revise the symbolism. It consists of a shield blazoned Gules, three fleurs-de-lis two and one, overall a bend eradicated Argent attached below a gold scroll inscribed "EVER DEPENDABLE" in red letters. Red and white are the Engineer colors. The three fleurs-de-lis are taken from the coat of arms of St. Quentin and also represent the principal engagements of the organization during World War I. The eradicated bend indicates the organization's participation as combat troops in breaking the Hindenburg Line.

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