SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 155th Engineer Company has assumed responsibility for construction projects in Kuwait.
The 155th recently took over mission responsibilities from the California Army National Guard’s 315th Engineer Company to improve survivability, remodel and complete new construction of base infrastructure in the U.S. Army Central area of operations in Kuwait.
So far, the 155th has constructed multiple concrete pads for emergency phones, a gazebo and completed many small repairs around the base. The 154 members of the Rapid City and Wagner-based unit have a wide variety of occupational specialties, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and masonry.
This is the second mobilization for the 155th, which deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Noble Eagle in 2002-2003.