LEWISTON — A Freedom Salute ceremony will be held for the 133rd Engineer Battalion and 1035th Survey and Design Team on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m.

The event will take place at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St.

Soldiers will gather at Lewiston High School, march to the Colisee and arrive at 10 a.m. The festivities should be finished by 11 a.m.

On Aug. 10, 2013, the 133rd Engineer Battalion was mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 133rd Battalion includes three separate units, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the Forward Support Company and the 1035th Survey and Design Team.

During their deployment mission, Headquarters and Headquarters Company provided operational guidance and support to a battalion of six engineer companies spread across an area the size of Texas and Oklahoma.

The much smaller 1035th Survey and Design Team provided engineer surveys of job sites and detailed drawings for vertical, horizontal and geospatial engineer missions to every company in the 133rd Engineer Battalion. Of particular note, this unit provided survey support to the largest Air Force construction project ever undertaken on Bagram Airfield.

The public is invited to attend the Freedom Salute.


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