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201st RED HORSE Squadron returns from deployment

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  • By Airman 1st Class Claire Behney
  • 193rd Special Operations Wing
More than 100 Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing's 201st Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers have returned to Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa., today after a six-month deployment to locations throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Airmen reported to Fort McCoy, Wis., for a month of training before they deployed on missions to build and repair military infrastructures that support missions theater-wide as part of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"t was a challenging deployment, as any is for the RED HORSE, because there was a lot of construction and a lot of locations," said Maj. Eric Mannion, operations officer for the first expeditionary RED HORSE group. "We went to wherever the priorities were, doing projects for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines."

Mannion said the RED HORSE Squadron reported to 25 sites, completing more than 100 projects at a value of approximately $110 million.