850th Horizontal Engineer Company
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|Active||December 1967 – present|
|Branch||Minnesota Army National Guard|
|Garrison/HQ||Cambridge, Minnesota (Headquarters)|
|Engagements||Operation Enduring Freedom|
The 850th HEC ("Renegades") Company resides in Cambridge, Minn. The unit's primary mission is to provide command and control of engineer platoon effects that are necessary to conduct missions such as repair, maintain, construct air/ground lines of communication (LOC); emplace culverts; hauling; force protection; and limited clearing operations.
The unit's history starts with being the 257th Military Police Company, based out of Cottage Grove, Minn., which deployed in 1990/1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1995, the unit reorganized into Battery F, 151st Field Artillery, deploying soldiers to Europe and Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, the unit reorganized once more to what is now the 850th Horizontal Engineer Company, part of the 682nd Engineer Battalion.