8th Engineer Bn

Mission Statement

The mission of the 8th Engineer Battalion is to, on order, deploy to a specific theater of operations, integrate engineer forces, and conducts engineer operations in support of designated joint or combined operations.

8th Engineer Bn Headlines/News

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

    • Expeditionary Support to Warfighters Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade from the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Iowa National Guard and 10th Mountain, 2-14 Infantry Battalion, Ghost Forward Support Company load onto a Chinook helicopter to head out and execute missions across the Combined Joint Operations Area- Afghanistan
    • Up, Up, and away! Lifeliners sustain warfighters through slingload operations Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade conduct sling load operations to transport food, water, and equipment to Soldiers, civilians, and contractors at outlying forward operating bases
    • Army Reserve commanding general, Soldiers participate in ACFT pilot program Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTLt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and United States Army Reserve Soldiers from multiple units participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Pilot Program, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Austin Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas.
    • Sgt. Richard "Scotty" Barbara: Seizing life's opportunities Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTU.S. Army Sgt. Richard "Scotty" Barbara says growing up in Louisiana with a family Army legacy, helped prepare him for the future and new beginnings by learning to always have a strategy and a back-up plan for life's curve balls.
    • Pennsylvania Guard leads testing on new Army personnel and pay system Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTPennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers are playing a major role in the development and testing of a new personnel and pay system that will transform the Army's human resources and pay environment.
    • Army recruiter applies lifesaver training after active shooter incident Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTSavannah VanHook celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 13, 2019, by visiting Claire's at the Fashion Place mall, Murray, Utah, with her parents to pierce her ears -- something she's been asking her mother and father for over five months. It stung, but she seemed proud of her freshly-pierced ears. The family headed to the food court when something entirely different pierced her ears: The sound of four gunshots ringing throughout the mall.
    • Army Reserve-Puerto Rico Soldiers return home from Cuba Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTApproximately 90 Soldiers from the 613th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico arrived to the island, Jan. 15, after successfully completing their mission at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, where they operated the detention center for nine months.
    • 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.
    • Brothers in Arms: Twin Brothers Serve Together in 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTSpc. Jonathon Isaac, Company C, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Spc. Nathanael Isaac, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st CAB, 101st Abn. Div., pose for a photo during Jonathon Isaacs Basic Leader Course graduation at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 17, 2018. The Isaacs are both multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainers from Altoona, Alabama, and identical twins of a set of triplets, who have served within the same units together since enlisting in 2015
    • 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.
  • III Corps RSS Feed Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:00:07 ESTIII Corps

    • Fort Hood offers recognition for Vietnam vets Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:00:00 EDTFort Hood, Texas, and the surrounding communities will gather May 21, 2012, on the installation to give area Vietnam veterans the recognition and welcome home they deserve.
    • Saber Squadron counters indirect fire operations Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe Soldiers of Bandit Troop, 6th ‘Saber’ Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with their Iraqi Security Force partners, sought out insurgents attempting to use indirect fire assets against the local security forces in Wasit province, Iraq, by conducting area reconnaissance, July 6, 2011.
    • 1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.
    • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTGood customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).
    • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place' Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSenior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.
    • Six years success in southern Iraq, Mission complete for U.S. reconstruction team Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq have accomplished much over the last eight years and in Babil Province, one team has thousands of success stories to its name.
    • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.
    • First AFAP EFMP Focus Forum held Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Dozens of issues were discussed regarding the Exceptional Family Member Program at the first Army Family Action Plan EFMP Focus Forum June 21. Out of all the issues, three were deemed the most critical by the forum participants and will become part of the Fort Hood AFAP.
    • Dust, heat no deterrent for Fourth of July fun Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTContingency Operating Site Kalsu is often a dusty and uncomfortably hot place in July. Despite the dismal conditions, Soldiers and civilian employees came out in droves to celebrate America’s Independence Day with sports, food and relaxation.
    • Despite triple-digit heat, thousands celebrate Fourth of July at Fort Hood Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTTriple-digit heat didn't prevent Fort Hood Soldiers and families from celebrating the Fourth of July during Freedom Fest 2011.
    • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTOn a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.
    • Keeping this summer safe Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Summer is here. Soldiers and their Families are out in force on area lakes, at the pools and outside enjoying the sunshine and hot weather. Along with summer and its associated outdoor activities comes a renewed emphasis on safety while enjoying outdoor activities and the need for battle buddies to look out for one another.
    • Online levy brief begins; saving customers time, post money Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFort Hood’s Directorate of Human Resources has changed the way Soldiers complete levy brief requirements for reassignments, making the levy brief process faster and easier for customers.
    • Staying fit through deployment Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:19:44 ESTBABIL, Iraq- Soldiers often set goals to achieve while deployed, finishing college, learning to play an instrument or, one of the most popular, getting in better shape. Often, Soldiers have hectic schedules during deployment and find it hard to schedul
    • Musayyib celebrates new civic center Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:43:15 ESTBABIL, Iraq- The Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and local provincial government officials held an opening ceremony in Musayyib, Iraq, Feb. 12, for the Musayyib Civic Center. The ceremony celebrated the n
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