OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR FACT SHEET December 5, 1995
This fact sheet provides additional information currently available on U.S.-based active duty units recently identified for potential deployment to Bosnia.
Fourth Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division,
Fort Bragg, N.C.
MISSION: Capable of rapid deployment; can be airdropped or delivered to meet any mission. PERSONNEL: 750
TRAINING: Individual and collective training are underway and will continue for the next two weeks.
362nd Engineer Company, Fort Bragg, N.C.
MISSION: Combat engineers able to deploy by land, sea or air as part of a combined arms team to conduct mobility, countermobility and survivability operations.
TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT: Individual and collective training began last week and will continue for next two weeks. Unit has 130 combat engineer vehicles.
586th Engineer (Floating Bridge) Company, Fort Benning, Ga.
MISSION: Hauls and constructs 705 foot floating bridges which can cross 220 vehicles per hour.
TRAINING: Started Nov. 28. Individual weapons training today and crew served training tomorrow. Training will continue for the next week.
54th Quartermaster Company, Fort Lee, Va.
MISSION: To establish and operate a mortuary affairs collection point and theater evacuation point to receive, process and evacuate remains and their personal effects.
TRAINING: Unit began Dec. 1 and is ongoing. Will continue this week. No known completion date.
41st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, Fort Bliss, Texas
MISSION: Responds to and renders safe conventional, chemical and unexploded munitions or hazards within the theater of operation.
EQUIPMENT: Vehicles and small emplacement excavator. TRAINING: Began Nov. 22 and will be completed later this week.
61st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, Fort Sill, Okla.
MISSION: Responds to and renders safe conventional, chemical and unexploded munitions or hazards within the theater of operations.
EQUIPMENT: Vehicles and emplacement excavator.
546th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Control Team, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
MISSION: Serves as the command and control unit for U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal assets assigned to the theater. Coordinates response of EOD assets to unexploded munition hazards in the theater.
EQUIPMENT: Vehicles and professional equipment.
84th Combat Stress Detachment, Fort Carson, Colo.
MISSION: Deploys with combat units. Provide preventive services to decrease the number of combat stress casualties and to facilitate an early return of soldiers to duty. The detachment has three prevention teams and a restoration unit.
PERSONNEL: 24 mental health professionals to include psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapy officer and technicians, psychiatric technicians and behavioral science specialists.
102nd Quartermaster Company (Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants), Fort Campbell, Ky.
MISSION: Provide fuels and lubricants to field units.
TRAINING: Unit began training last week. Training will continue this week.
403rd Transportation Company, Fort Bragg, N.C.
MISSION: Responsible for transshipping cargo, for transshipment of cargo at highway, rail barge and air terminals. Also operates the Bragg green ramp air field operations.
PERSONNEL: 215 soldiers
EQUIPMENT: 110 Transportation vehicles such as cranes and forklifts.
55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Fort Meade, Md.
MISSION: Photographically documents all historical and operational events for the task force for permanent visual record of the peace implementation process.
TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT: Unit began training a week ago and will complete training by the end of the week. Unit will take vehicles and professional equipment.
B Company, 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, (JSTARS) Fort Bragg, N.C.
(Joint Surveillance Target Acquisition Radar System)
MISSION: Provides intelligence and communications support to the Corps Headquarters, joint task force and subordinate elements.
EQUIPMENT: More than 20 vehicles.
TRAINING: Unit began training last week. Expect to complete this week.
303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas
MISSION: Provide moving target imagery and intelligence to the ground commander by providing a link via JSTARS. JSTARS is an airborne intelligence system mounted on a Boeing 707 that uses radar to locate equipment and personnel moving on the ground.
PERSONNEL: 50 or more
TRAINING: Unit began training last week and will continue training this week.
EQUIPMENT: Approximately 20 HMMWVs (High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle), several 5-ton cargo trucks and other equipment. An additional 12 personnel from OPTEC (Operational Testing and Experimental Command) from Fort Huachuca will accompany the unit.
55th Engineer Company ( Medium Girder Bridge), Fort Riley, Kan.
MISSION: Haul and construct medium girder bridges for use by deploying forces. PERSONNEL: 110 soldiers
TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT: Training began last week and will continue this week.