850th Horizontal Engineer Company

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850th HEC
850th Horizontal Company.jpg
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active December 1967 – present
Country United States
Branch Minnesota Army National Guard
Type Engineer (HEC)
Role Engineer
Size Approx. 200
Garrison/HQ Cambridge, Minnesota (Headquarters)
Nickname(s) (Special Designation)[1]
Engagements Operation Enduring Freedom

The 850th HEC ("Renegades"[1]) 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.



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  1. ^ a b "Special Designation Listing". United States Army Center of Military History. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 

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