3/6/2012 - HARTFORD, Conn. -- Maj. Gen. Thaddeus J. Martin, the Adjutant General and Commander of the Connecticut National Guard, announces approximately 30 Airmen from the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) will return to Connecticut tonight at 9:30 p.m., and arrive at the Bradley Air National Guard base in East Granby.
During the deployment the 103rd CES was part of an Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) squadron and performed light construction and facility repair operations including plumbing, interior electric, HVAC, power production and distribution, as well as other engineering tasks.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy visited this unit last November in Afghanistan.
"The brave men of the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron have the support and appreciation of a grateful state," said Governor Malloy. "I had the opportunity to see first-hand the work these civil engineers did in Afghanistan--they are a courageous unit doing extraordinary things in service to the country. We are proud to welcome them back home."
Currently the Connecticut National Guard has approximately 200 Soldiers and Airmen deployed in support of the Global War on Terror.
This was the first deployment for 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron to Southwest Asia.