16th EB crest

16th Engineer Brigade

Deer equipment tears down building.

Blast, Build, Battle ~ The 16th Engineer Brigade provides general and combat engineering to support maneuver units. Operates Joint Task Force 16, which is responsible for all state military assets in support of civil authorities and provides equipment and personnel for disaster response.

History of 16th Engineer Brigade

Soldiers from the 112th Combat Engineer Battalion pose for a picture in front of a sign that reads “Hitler doesn’t live here anymore.

Sept. 18, 1837
112th Engineer Battalion

Portrait of Col. George R. Webster  superimosed on photos of battlefield.

Oct. 8, 1862
Battle of Perryville

Detail of bronze relief tablet.

Sept. 19-20, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga

Detail of bronze relief tablet.

June 19, 1875
1192nd Engineer Company

 In this photo, Sgt. Willy Sobczak, 2nd Platoon, Company C, 612th Engineer Battalion, uses a remote control to maneuver the retractable arm on the Buffalo armored personnel carrier Sept. 1, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq.

August 5, 1877
5694th Engineer Detachment

Officers and noncommissioned officers of Company K, 15th Infantry sit for a photograph in front of the Berea Light Guards armory.

Sept. 26, 1877
Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
112th Engineer Battalion

This photo shows the commissioned and noncommissioned officers of Company G, 166th Infantry on the steps of the Lancaster Armory in 1933.

MAY 24, 1881
811th Engineer Company

1934 photo: Soldiers of Company H, 166th Infantry pose for a unit photo

April 6, 1892
1194th Engineer Company

Sepiatone of Soldiers moving wagon.

March 27, 1911
Support Company, 216th Engineer Battalion

Sepiatone of Soldiers moving wagon.

March 1911
Support Company, 216th Engineer Battalion

This 1999 photo shows Sgt. Dennis Hegarty of Company B, 216th Engineer Battalion operating a backhoe in Nicaragua as part of Exercise New Horizons.

June 3 1921
1191st Engineer Company

Brig. Gen. William Smith mounted on the first horse at left ride with his staff.

August 29, 1917
Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
16th Engineer Brigade

2004 members in formation during a ceremony.

March 24, 1942
216th Engineer Brigade

1998 photo: Spc. William Phelps of Company B, 112th Engineer Battalion, uses a chain saw to clear a fallen tree from a bridge

Feb. 02, 1926
812th Engineer Company

1973 - the 134th Engineer Group makes it away across the Black River on a pontoon raft.

March 24, 1942
216th Engineer Battalion

This 1999 photo shows Soldiers landing on beach off back of vessel.

June 6 1944
D-Day

In this photo, Soldiers change colors, showing insignia on uniforms..

December 4, 1969
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia approved

In this photo, a firefighter with the 5694th rushes to unravel a fire hose so he can combat a blaze during an airport rescue firefighting exercise July 18, 2017, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Youngstown, Ohio.

July 17, 1984
5694th Engineer Detachment

In this photo, members of the 291st and 292nd Engineer Detachments conduct paving operations at Fuse and Booster Spur Roads on Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center June 20, 2016, near Newton Falls.

December 1, 2007
291st Engineer Detachment

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 16th Engineer Brigade

  • 204th Engineer Detachment

216th Engineer Battalion: Organized

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
    216th Engineer Battalion
  • Support Company, 216th Engineer Battalion: Organized | Lineage Linkup
  • 811th Engineer Company: Organized
  • 1137th Signal Company
  • 1191st Engineer Company: Organized
  • 1194th Engineer Company: Organized

112th Engineer Battalion

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 112th Engineer Battalion
  • Support Company, 112th Engineer Battalion
  • 291st Engineer Detachment: Organized
  • 292nd Engineer Detachment: Organized
  • 295th Engineer Detachment
  • 296th Engineer Detachment
  • 812th Engineer Company: | Lineage Linkup
  • 945th Engineer Company: Organized
  • 1192nd Engineer Company: Organized
  • 5694th Engineer Detachment: Organized

5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment
  • Company A, 5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment
  • Company B, 5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment
  • Company C, 5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment
  • Company D, 5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment

VIDEOS

BUCKEYE GUARD ~ July 2022

Video by Staff Sgt. George Davis, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Modernizing network infrastructure
A new Signal Company puts training into action to upgrade computer network cables at an Ohio Army National Guard facility in Columbus.

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BUCKEYE GUARD ~ July 2022

Video by Sgt. Tommie Berry, 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Engineers improve roads at national forest
Soldiers with the 1191st Engineer Company, based in Portsmouth, Ohio, got hands-on training with heavy equipment operations during annual training at Wayne National Forest near Ironton.

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SNAPSHOTS


Soldiers stand at attention wearing masks.

08.07.2022 ~ Engineer advisor team deploys in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Composite graphic of 4 images of Soldiers using equipment to clear roads with Wayne National Gures logo in center,

June 2022 ~ Engineers help improve road infrastructure in Wayne National Forest

Buckeye Guard cover: BG Williams on stage with family as red one-star flag is unfurled.

05.11.2022 ~ Brig. Gen. Williams receives first star during promotion ceremony

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. and Capt. David W. Klepcyk unveil a plaque.

03.11.2022 ~ OHARNG readiness center in Portsmouth first of nearly two dozen planned facility upgrades

Soldiers with facemasks stand at attention in uniform on drill floor. Male Soldier in front holds child.

02.27.2022 ~ 5-54th SFAR engineer advisor team first to deploy

Soldiers on ground fixing wire with explosion off to the right.

12.22.2021 ~ High explosives training at Camp James A. Garfield


Headshot composite of 2 NGAUS Award recipients.

10.06.2021 ~ CWO2 Deena Ratliff and Capt. Jill Hoffman honored with 2021 NGAUS awards

Soldiers stand at attention facing Columbus skyline.

08.20.2021 ~ 204th Engineer Detachment to deploy in support of U.S. Central Command

Staff Sgt. Joshua L. Pittman and Cpl. Colin D. Hornish.

04.18.2021 ~ 2021 Ohio Army
National Guard Soldier of the Year 



Vehicles along road containing sticks and debris.

03.10.2021 ~
Southern Ohio Cleanup


Soldiers in orange vests organize along snowy road.

02.25.2021 ~
1191st Engineer Company


Hoffman addresses Soldiers.

01.11.2020 ~ 945th EC
First female commander


Brandt with daughters.

11.26.2019 ~
Capt. Chris Brandt


Change of command unfurls flag.

11.05.2019 ~
Col. Teri D. Williams


Change of command unfurls flag.

10.20.2019 ~
1137th Signal Company


Soldiers stand at attention in row.

09.09.2019 ~
112th Engineer Battalion

Close up of female Soldier in camo.

08.26.2019 ~
Pvt. Ashley Schwamberger

Soldiers exit back of  vehicle into water.

06.06.2019 ~
D-Day 75

Staerns stands with Adjutant General holding belt.

03.03.2019 ~
First Lt. Valerie Stearns

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Soldiers stand at attention wearing masks. Composite graphic of 4 images of Soldiers using equipment to clear roads with Wayne National Gures logo in center, Buckeye Guard cover: BG Williams on stage with family as red one-star flag is unfurled. Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. and Capt. David W. Klepcyk unveil a plaque. Soldiers with facemasks stand at attention in uniform on drill floor. Male Soldier in front holds child. Soldiers on ground fixing wire with explosion off to the right. Headshot composite of 2 NGAUS Award recipients. Soldiers stand at attention facing Columbus skyline. Staff Sgt. Joshua L. Pittman and Cpl. Colin D. Hornish. Vehicles along road containing sticks and debris. Soldiers in orange vests organize along snowy road. Hoffman addresses Soldiers. Brandt with daughters. Williams at podium. Soldiers stand at attention while flag is unfurled. Soldiers stand at attention in line under Cleveland Grays flag. Close up of female soldier aiming weapon front on. Soldiers exit off back of vehicle into water. Stearns stands alongside Adjutant General holding belt.

STORY ARCHIVE

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