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Recent Publications

Triple Nickel Tribune - 10.14.2014
Triple Nickel Tribune - 10.14.2014
Official Newsletter of the 555th Engineer Brigade
Triple Nickel Tribune - 05.30.2014
Triple Nickel Tribune - 05.30.2014
Spring 2014 edition of the 555th Engineer Brigade newsletter
Triple Nickel Tribune - 02.25.2014
Triple Nickel Tribune - 02.25.2014
Winter 2014 edition of the 555th Engineer Brigade's official newsletter
Triple Nickel Tribune - 09.29.2013
Triple Nickel Tribune - 09.29.2013
8th and final deployed edition of the Triple Nickel Tribune, the newsletter of the Theater Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan
Triple Nickel Tribune - 08.30.2013
Triple Nickel Tribune - 08.30.2013
7th deployed edition of the Triple Nickel Tribune, the newsletter of the Theater Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan
Triple Nickel Tribune - 07.29.2013
Triple Nickel Tribune - 07.29.2013
6th deployed edition of the Triple Nickel Tribune, the newsletter of the Theater Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan


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Col. Nicholas Katers (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Bryan, command team for 555th Engineer Brigade, case their brigade colors during the Theater Engineer...
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U.S. Army Capt. Brian Hutton, with theeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, receives the Army Commendation Medal with Valor from the...
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Forester, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, Task Force SAW, receives the Army Commendation Medal with Valor from...
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U.S. Army Sgt. Trent Pontes, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, Task Force SAW, receives the Army Commendation Medal with Valor from the...



Engineer Brigade prepares for major changes in coming year


Story by Capt. Spencer Garrison

Triple Nickel leaders prepare for coming changes JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, will see substantial changes to its organization during 2014, as the Army adjusts and, in some cases, reduces the size of active duty brigades.

Current plans call for a number of changes within the “Triple Nickel” brigade.

Construction companies within the 864th Engineer Battalion “Pacemakers” will eventually inactivate, although the process will be gradual. The first Pacemaker company to inactivate will be the 557th Horizontal Construction Company, over the course of this summer.

The brigade will inactivate the 506th Fire Fighting Detachment during this same period.

Through 2015, several more units will inactivate, including the Pacemakers’ 617th Horizontal Construction Company and 84th Survey & Design Detachment in the spring, followed by the 531st Explosive Hazards Team, 585th Vertical Construction Company, and 28th Concrete Section in the summer.

The headquarters company and Forward Support Company of 14th Engineer Battalion will transfer this summer into a new Brigade Engineer Battalion for 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

The other engineer companies within the 14th Engineer Battalion will become part of the 864th Engineer Battalion.

These changes and reductions to the 555th Engineer Brigade are part of Army-wide plans to reduce and reorganize its active component force structure to support an end-strength of 490,000 personnel, based on 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance and fiscal reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Brigade leaders will keep soldiers and families informed of the coming changes and throughout the process, according to Col. Timothy Holman, Commander, 555th Engineer Brigade.

“Our priority is helping our soldiers and families fully understand and navigate these changes, and determine the way forward,” Holman said.

To help with this, the brigade will host town hall meetings, with attendance open to all soldiers and families affected by these changes.

Town hall meetings will take place April 3 and 4.

Times and locations of these town halls will be available on the 555th Engineer Brigade Facebook page at www.facebook.com/555enbde and announced through individual units and Family Readiness Groups.

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Twins tour JBLM as part of Future Soldier Program