Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Frontier has been on ground working for nearly five months and the Soldiers of Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion are staying motivated,
productive, and excelling during their deployment to the Middle Eastern region.
conducted their transfer of authority with the 961st Engineer Battalion from
Seagoville, TX earlier this year.
been well over 300 projects that have been completed by the Soldiers of Task
Force Frontier since then while they have been deployed to the Central Command
(CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR). The Soldiers of TF Frontier are
motivated and well trained to conduct the engineering effort needed to increase
our force protection posture and improve our current living conditions.
One of HHC’s
operational and training highlights were the NCOs of the Survey & Design
section and how they have led the way in the completion of dozens of survey
projects all across the region. The Frontier Medics also have been executing
weekly training events to hone their skills.
“The work is
steady as HHC focuses on providing the best support it can to the companies
assigned to the Task Force and the sister units we serve beside,” said Lt. Col.
Michael Lawson, commander.
thankful to work with so many great Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, as
well as providing support to service members from Poland, Denmark, Spain,
Estonia and Norway,” continued Lawson. “The continuous love and support from
family, friends, schools, churches and community groups back home reminds us
that the grind of operations is worth it. We are all in this together and
appreciate your sacrifices.”
The month of
November proved to be a test of competence and resiliency for the unit though
in which they have passed with flying colors.
last month, multiple construction, maintenance, and administrative tasks were
completed to the highest standard and in the safest manner. The units overall
physical fitness has reached a level that surpasses most units in the Army
spread out across the AOR and have begun work on over 40 new projects.
“These projects we are working on have made or will make a tremendous impact on Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines' lives,” said Lawson. “Whether it be creating a new facility to take a decent shower or conducting earth moving operations to ensure our sleep areas will not be flooded, the Soldiers are taking extreme pride in their work as well as their physical, mental and spiritual fitness.”
For Thanksgiving, the unit got a special treat when Vice President Mike Pence visited and served turkey to the Soldiers and took the time to greet each of them as pose for photos with him.
thankful for each of our Soldiers and what they do for this unit and our
country,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Sims, the 206th Command Sergeant
Major. “I am also very thankful for the families support of our Soldiers; it
means a lot to all of us.”