4th Engineer Bn

4th Engineer Bn

Mission Statement

The 4th Engineer Battalion, "Vanguard," was originally organized on 31 December, 1861 in the Regular Army at Washington, Distric of Columbia, from new and existing companies of engineers as a provisional engineer battalion. During the American Civil War it saw action in numerous campaigns including: Peninsula, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Virginia 1863, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and Appomattox. The unit was only formally constituted on 28 July 1866 as the Battalion of Engineers.

The Battalion was expanded between 14 March and 7 June 1901 to form the 1st and 2nd Battalions of Engineers, with the 1st Battalion of Engineers thereafter having a separate lineage. The 2nd Battalion of Engineers subsequently went on to fight in the War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection.

4th Engineer Bn Headlines/News

  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:00:04 ESTFORSCOM

    • From the streets to the military: Service changed his life Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTAs a homeless kid, Idaho Army National Guard Capt. Adam Rios broke into an abandoned building in Utica, New York, where he found an old cigar box. Inside the box were various small bars with different colored stripes on one side and pin clasps on the other. One particular pin caught his eye. It had two adjacent bars like railroad tracks. Thinking it was cool, Rios affixed the pin to his hat, which he wore for a while after.
    • Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office offers free tax preparation training, and more Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office is helping 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and other community members get through another tax season with free income tax preparation training.
    • 218th Military Police Company trains soldiers on deployment civil control Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTDeadly force is always the last means of action when dealing with a heighten situation. The 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, put on a training workshop for the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, in late December, focusing on civil control procedures, as well as gave instructions on how to properly use the X26 Taser.
    • 1ABCT, 3ID Recieve first JLTVs Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe first Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) arrive at Fort Stewart where they will be fielded by the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. The new trucks represent a significant modernization success for the Army and Marine Corps, with the program on track to replace many venerable High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV).
    • Growth and evolution for the 420th Engineer Brigade Sun, 13 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTUnits endure considerable turnover following a deployment. For the 420th Engineer Brigade, this was an opportunity to reinvigorate the ranks with fresh faces ready for new challenges.
    • Gen. David Goldfein Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTGen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, listens to a Soldier from Company B, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Hawaii Army National Guard, assigned to 6th Battalion, Task Force Shadow, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division ( Air Assault), explain the hoist systme on a Ch-47 Chinook Helicopter at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Dec. 25, 2018. Goldfein visited the Soldiers and Airmen deployed to see firsthand how joint operations are both effective and essential in today's war.
    • Gen. Austin S. Miller Visit Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTGen. Austin S. Miller, Resolute Support Mission commander, visits 6th Battalion, Task Force Shadow, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division ( Air Assault), at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Dec.24, 2018. Miller was able to interact with Soldiers as they shared their knowledge on their respective missions while deployed. Miller also took thus opportunity to present Combat Action Badges to nine Destiny Soldiers during his Christmas Eve visit.
    • Wyoming Army National Guard Soldiers gear up for combat lifesaving Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTAbout 40 artillerymen assigned to the Wyoming Army National Guard, spent 40 hours this week learning how to keep one another alive in the event of a combat casualty while deployed overseas later this year.
    • Like father like son: National Guard Soldiers serve, deploy together Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTAs a member of the U.S. Army, the wellbeing of your seniors, peers and subordinates is just as important as that of your own family. Now imagine if your family members were those people to your left and right. Command Sgt. Maj. John Cole, senior enlisted advisor, and CW2 Bradley Cole, AH-64 Apache Helicopter pilot, with 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance Battalion), Task Force Panther, of the North Carolina National Guard, assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
    • FORSCOM Eagle Award presented to 42nd MP Bde unit Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTCommand Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, FORSCOM Command Sergeant Major, congratulates Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 504th Military Police Battalion, on winning the U.S. Forces Command Eagle Award, which honors the best military police company, detachment and canine detachment. Standing with CSM Grinston are 42nd MP Bde leadership Col. Thomas Russell-Tutty and CSM N.C. Laird; 504th MP Bn leadership Lt. Col. Israel Thompson and SGM Antonio Cox; and HHD leadership Capt. Raquel Feldman and Sgt. 1st Class Axel Castellanos.
    • JMTG-U is more than a training center for Tennessee Guardsmen deployed to Ukraine Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 EST278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Soldiers from Tennessee deployed in Ukraine do more than train.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - Jan. 11, 2019 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThis week: President surprises 'Brave Rifles' during visit to Iraq; Senior Leader: Patrick M. Shanahan, Acting Secretary of Defense, provided remarks to the Department of Defense on his becoming the Acting SECDEF; On Point: Call to Honorable Service; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units around the globe.
    • Oklahoma National Guard's civil support team practices rope rescues Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 EST"Rescuer on the ground!" shouts a Soldier with the Oklahoma National Guard's elite 63rd Civil Support Team as he safely reaches the surface.
    • STRAIGHT-LEG DEADLIFT Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTForm Matters is a weekly column designed to demonstrate the proper form to use when executing different exercises to minimize the risk of injury.
    • FORSCOM Eagle Award presented to 42nd MP Bde unit Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Forces Command Eagle Award for Best Detachment was presented to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 504th Military Police Battalion, by Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, FORSCOM Command Sergeant Major. The award recognizes the best military police unit in FORSCOM, at the company, detachment and canine detachment levels. Accepting the award from Grinston was Capt. Raquel Feldman, detachment commander, and Sgt. 1st Class Axel Castellanos, detachment first sergeant.
  • I Corps RSS Feed Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:00:07 ESTI Corps

    • I Corps leader visits 42nd MP Bde Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTMaj. Gen. William Graham, I Corps Deputy Commanding General, visited 42nd Military Police Brigade to meet with Soldiers and get an up-close view of 42nd MP's daily operations. Staff Sgt. Mike Moore, 51st Military Police Detachment, explains some of the equipment MPs use on their patrol duties. During Graham's visit, he got a tour of 42nd MP's law enforcement capabilities, including the different patrol cars and protective gear military police on Joint Base Lewis-McChord utilize.
    • I Corps leader visits 42nd MP Bde Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTMaj. Gen. William Graham, I Corps Deputy Commanding General, visited 42nd Military Police Brigade to meet with Soldiers and get an up-close view of 42nd MP's daily operations. During Graham's visit, he got a tour of 42nd MP's law enforcement capabilities, including the different patrol cars and protective gear military police on Joint Base Lewis-McChord utilize.
    • FORSCOM Eagle Award presented to 42nd MP Bde unit Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTCommand Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, FORSCOM Command Sergeant Major, congratulates Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 504th Military Police Battalion, on winning the U.S. Forces Command Eagle Award, which honors the best military police company, detachment and canine detachment. Standing with CSM Grinston are 42nd MP Bde leadership Col. Thomas Russell-Tutty and CSM N.C. Laird; 504th MP Bn leadership Lt. Col. Israel Thompson and SGM Antonio Cox; and HHD leadership Capt. Raquel Feldman and Sgt. 1st Class Axel Castellanos.
    • Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Sakura 75 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- America's First Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, and the Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, are recognizing Soldiers in a daily Hero of the Battle ceremony for their contributions during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan.
    • U.S. and Japan Army medical staff unite at Yama Sakura 75 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCol. Mikio Takeshima, M.D., Northern Army Headquarters surgeon, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (left) and Col Robert Forsten, D.O., America's First Corps surgeon, prepare to sign a medical support agreement during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018. This agreement allows mutual medical support between the forces as needed, including patient evacuation, casualty treatment and patient logistics, during the course of the exercise. Yama Sakura is a bilateral exercise that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the JGSDF and solidifies the working relationship between the forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
    • U.S. and Japan Army medical staff unite at Yama Sakura 75 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCol Robert Forsten, D.O., America's First Corps surgeon (right) signs a medical support agreement with Col. Mikio Takeshima, M.D., Northern Army Headquarters surgeon, Japan Ground Self Defense Force during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018. This agreement allows mutual medical support between the forces as needed, including patient evacuation, casualty treatment and patient logistics, during the course of the exercise. Yama Sakura is a bilateral exercise that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the JGSDF and solidifies the working relationship between the forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
    • U.S. and Japan Army medical staff unite at Yama Sakura 75 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCol. Mikio Takeshima, M.D. Northern Army Headquarters surgeon, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (left) signs a medical support agreement with Col Robert Forsten, D.O., America's First Corps surgeon, during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018. This agreement allows mutual medical support between the forces as needed, including patient evacuation, casualty treatment and patient logistics, during the course of the exercise. Yama Sakura is a bilateral exercise that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the JGSDF and solidifies the working relationship between the forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
    • United States Army Pacific Command, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Visits Japan For Exercise Yama Sakura Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCommand Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, United States Army Pacific Command Senior Enlisted Advisor, traveled to Camp-Chitose, on Hakkaido, Japan Dec. 11, 2018 to visit with Servicemembers participating in Exercise Yama Sakura 75.
    • U.S. Ambassador Hagerty and USARPAC Commander visit Yama Sakura 75 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ambassador William Hagerty, met with officials and toured Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, during Yama Sakura 75, Dec. 12, 2018.
    • U.S. and Japan unite in flag raising ceremony at Yama Sakura 75 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- Soldiers from America's First Corps and the Japan Northern Army joined together to raise their nations' flags in unison during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec 11, 2018.
    • Exercise Yama Sakura enhances U.S. and Japanese combat readiness Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- The United States and Japanese national anthems sounded throughout the gymnasium as two formations of Soldiers, representing different cultures, ideas and languages, stood side by side. Each Soldier raised a fist in the air and, in response to their respective generals, shouted "Tomoni maie!" Onward together.
    • Japan Ground Self Defense Force official visits Yama Sakura 75 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- The Director of Operations of the Joint Staff Office for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Lt. Gen. Atsushi Hikita, visited the Yama Sakura 75 exercise site at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018.
    • Exercise Yama Sakura enhances U.S. and Japanese combat readiness Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTAmerica's First Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky and and Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific North, Australian army Maj. Gen. Roger Noble, review and discuss plans for Yama Sakura 75 at the combined arms rehearsal brief at the start of the exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Dec 09, 2018. Yama Sakura is an annual, bilateral post command exercise between the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to strengthen the alliance between America and Japan through sharing military experience and techniques. The Australian army will be observing the exercise. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
    • Exercise Yama Sakura enhances U.S. and Japanese combat readiness Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTAmerica's First Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, and the Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, share the battle cry "onward together!" at the opening ceremony of Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Dec 09, 2018. The ceremony brought the forces together to motivate the participants and mark the start of the exercise. Yama Sakura is an annual, bilateral post command exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to strengthen the alliance between America and Japan through sharing military experience and techniques. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
    • Exercise Yama Sakura enhances U.S. and Japanese combat readiness Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTA Soldier from America's First Corps poses in traditional Samurai garb with a model katana at the icebreaker event leading to the start of Yama Sakaura 75 at Camp Higashi Chitose, Japan, Dec 6, 2018. Soldiers from America's First Corps, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and other units joined the Northern Japan Army in in an evening of food, conversation and cultural activities before the kickoff of the joint training exercise Yama Sakura. Yama Sakura, which means mountain cherry blossom, is a bilateral command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in which U.S. and Japanese forces exchange ideas, techniques, military experience and exercise capabilities in defense of Japan. The exercise highlights the strength of the close, long-standing relationship the United States has with Japan and the JGSDF. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
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