The 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers squadron was to break ground Wednesday for the unit’s new location at Andersen Air Force Base’s Northwest Field on Guam.

The 554th RED HORSE is in the process of relocating to Andersen from Osan Air Base, South Korea, with initial operating capability set for summer of 2007. The squadron will stand up as part of the Expeditionary Combat Support Training Campus located at the Northwest Field staging area.

The squadron’s mission is to provide the Air Force with a highly mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide.

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