Sgt. Jacob Whisler (left), bridge crew member with the 459th Engineer Company (Multi-role Bridge) out of Bridgeport, W. Va., steers a bridge erection boat to the shore accompanied by Pfc. Jacob Monseuer, bridge crew member, 299th Engineer Company (Multi-role Bridge) out of Fort Belvoir, Va., and their trusty ducky during Warrior Exercise 15-02. The 459th Eng. Co., augmented by the 299th and 310th Engineer Company (Multi-role Bridge) out of A.P. Hill, Va., conducted bridging operations on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis., as their culminating operation of the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

Bridging the Mississippi: Army Reserve bridge companies raft Mississippi during WAREX

The bay slides into the water, opening with a splash. The boats are waiting. Army Reserve Soldiers rush onto the bay, locking it open and connecting it to the boat. The bays are dropped one-by-one and pushed together, creating a raft....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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Major General Tracy A. Thompson

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