U.S. Army Reserve combat engineers from the 391st Engineer Company, of Boise, Idaho, run toward the finish line of the X-Mile event, a final race stretching approximately five miles with various challenges along the way to determine the winners of Sapper Stakes 2015 at Fort Chaffee, Ark., Sept. 1. The competition is designed to build teamwork, enhance combat engineering skills and promote leadership among the units. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)

Sprint for the win: Engineer team from Des Moines wins Sapper Stakes Competition

Orange cones and white tape marked the finish line for the culminating race of Sapper Stakes 2015, a gauntlet of events referred to only as the X-Mile. A total of six Army Reserve teams and two National Guard teams, each with six Soldiers, had......READ MORE



The 412th Theater Engineer Command, an Operational & Functional command of the U.S. Army Reserve, provides trained, ready and available Soldiers in support of the Army's mission at home and abroad. On order, the two-star command conducts theater-level engineer operations in support of U.S. Army Pacific; U.S. Army Europe; U.S. Army Africa; and Eighth U.S. Army, Korea.

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