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Lt. Governor Denn Participates in Deployment Ceremony

Former Lt. Governor Matt Denn (2009-2014) | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013



Del. National Guard troops depart for Afghanistan 

WILMINGTON, Del., (Friday, August 9, 2013) – On Sunday, August 11th, the Delaware National Guard will host a departure ceremony for approximately 45 members of Detachment 1-150th Engineer Company deploying to Afghanistan.

Lt. Governor Matt Denn will join U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Attorney General Beau Biden in offering remarks to the soldiers and their families.

The 150th, headquartered in Newark, is scheduled for a 12 month active-duty tour. After the departure ceremony, they will report to Camp Shelby, in Mississippi, to train on objectives specific to the Afghan theater. The company will be there for four to six weeks, before heading to Afghanistan.

The 150th provides command and control of engineer effects platoons that are necessary to conduct missions such as repair, maintain or construct air/ground lines of communication; emplace culverts; hauling; force protection and limited clearing operations.  While deployed to Afghanistan the primary mission of the 150th is to prepare forward operating bases (FOBs) for closure or transfer.  The unit will also be responsible for deconstructing FOBs, conducting inventories, sorting materials and hauling materials and debris to designated areas; all while complying with environmental considerations.

Over 1,000 friends, family and well-wishers are expected to fill the facility. The ceremony is open to the public and media are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact Sgt. Wendy McDougall at 302-270-0720 or Lt. Col. Len Gratteri at 302-540-0134.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

11:00am                      Deployment Ceremony for 150th Engineering Company

Army Aviation Support Facility
41 Corporate Circle
New Castle

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Lt. Governor Denn Participates in Deployment Ceremony

Former Lt. Governor Matt Denn (2009-2014) | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013



Del. National Guard troops depart for Afghanistan 

WILMINGTON, Del., (Friday, August 9, 2013) – On Sunday, August 11th, the Delaware National Guard will host a departure ceremony for approximately 45 members of Detachment 1-150th Engineer Company deploying to Afghanistan.

Lt. Governor Matt Denn will join U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Attorney General Beau Biden in offering remarks to the soldiers and their families.

The 150th, headquartered in Newark, is scheduled for a 12 month active-duty tour. After the departure ceremony, they will report to Camp Shelby, in Mississippi, to train on objectives specific to the Afghan theater. The company will be there for four to six weeks, before heading to Afghanistan.

The 150th provides command and control of engineer effects platoons that are necessary to conduct missions such as repair, maintain or construct air/ground lines of communication; emplace culverts; hauling; force protection and limited clearing operations.  While deployed to Afghanistan the primary mission of the 150th is to prepare forward operating bases (FOBs) for closure or transfer.  The unit will also be responsible for deconstructing FOBs, conducting inventories, sorting materials and hauling materials and debris to designated areas; all while complying with environmental considerations.

Over 1,000 friends, family and well-wishers are expected to fill the facility. The ceremony is open to the public and media are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact Sgt. Wendy McDougall at 302-270-0720 or Lt. Col. Len Gratteri at 302-540-0134.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

11:00am                      Deployment Ceremony for 150th Engineering Company

Army Aviation Support Facility
41 Corporate Circle
New Castle

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Related Topics:  , ,


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