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The Essayons is an unofficial publication of the mobilized 875th Engineer Battalion of the Arkansas Army National Guard. This newsletter does not represent in any way the opinions of the 411th Engineer Brigade, the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, the Arkansas National Guard, the Vermont National Guard, the Indiana National Guard or any command within Operation Iraqi Freedom. High resolution copies of photos may be obtained by emailing a request to:

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Essayons - 08.27.2007

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Sapper Moviers, Inc.; Battalion Fuelers are a gas; Collins awarded Bronze Star with Valor; 20th Engineer Brigade takes over from 411th; Trip to Genesis, chapter 11.
Essayons - 07.23.2007

561 hits


Smoothing the way; Operation Restore Hope; Honore visits; 1,000th IED find and clear; Purple Hearts; Promotions
Essayons - 06.18.2007

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A celebration of the life of Erich Smallwood; Former O-6 crowns career as Alpha Company sergeant; Technology keeps home close for 875th troops; Running with the Big Dog; Maj. Gen. Simmons administers mass re-up; Carpenterrs nail down awards.
Essayons - 05.10.2007

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Hoosier Heroes join Arkansas and Vermont toops; Flat Stanley joins the 875th; Top general visits Alpha and Charlie; "My Dad's a Hero;" A wife writes about coping; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette news team embeds with 875th; Happy Mothers' Day
Essayons - 03.27.2007

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875th hits six month mark; HHC and 131 Soldiers welcomed into NCO Corps; Charlie Company puts the Quick in QRF; Alpha Comany Soldiers find 500th IED; Battalion commander promoted to Colonel; Alpha Company team helps catch insurgents; Two awarded... more
Essayons - 03.06.2007

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New Leadership, Part 1; The Other Critical Mission - Route Sanitation; New Sign Adorns Headquarters; Maj. Gen Simmons Rides with 131; Essayons Wins 1st Place at NGB; Soldier of the Quarter
Essayons - 02.12.2007

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Hart of Alpha Company; Route clearance patrol get star power; Arkansas TAG visits 875th; NPR reporter gets first hand look; Look who's turning 40; Emotional Purple Heart ceremony
Essayons - 01.15.2007

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Marching into 2007 Faces of Christmas light up A and C Companies Children say the darndest things Maj. Gen. Simmons visits the 875th New Year resolutions
Essayons - 12.19.2006

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Home is where the heart is; Engineers flooded with good will; Proud to wear 411th combat patch; Message from Maj. Gen. Chastain
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