819th RED HORSE Squadron members return from worldwide deployments
By Kiersten McCutchan, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 09, 2018
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- The last week in October, and on Nov. 5, 2018, more than 150 members of the 819th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) will all have returned to Malmstrom after deployments with U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Air Forces Central Command.
Squadron personnel left in April 2018, with 70 819th RHS members departing for AFRICOM, and 100 819th RHS members departing for AFCENT
The 819th RHS AFRICOM team shared in multi-agency base building efforts for Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, an expeditionary installation being constructed in one of the most remote regions in Africa
The 819th RHS AFCENT team, as part of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, supported construction in the Middle East, building a command center vital to the fight against terrorism.
The AFCENT team completed 446 missions and more than 100 construction projects in eight countries across the area of responsibility, working with NATO and other international groups.
"The RED HORSE family is looking forward to welcoming each Airman home and giving them well-deserved rest," said Col. J.J. Loschinskey, 819th RHS commander. "We couldn't be more proud of the work that this team of horsemen accomplished while deployed. The impact of their work will be felt across the globe for years to come."
The home station squadron and family members welcomed their 100 AFCENT deployed members home Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the airfields facility located on Malmstrom.