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Posted Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.

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BANGOR — U.S Navy Ensign Shane Hass of Bangor graduated on May 23 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was commissioned and officer in the United States Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Hass, a 2010 graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, is the son of Frank and Susan Hass. He has been assigned to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, where he is training to be a pilot.

 

Freedom Salute ceremony

AUGUSTA — A Freedom Salute ceremony was held Aug. 17 for the 133rd Engineer Battalion and 1035th Survey and Design Team, at Androscoggin Bank Collisee, 190 Birch St., Lewiston.

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

During its 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. They provided materiel recovery element engineer support to the four regional commands. The Forward Support Company is designed to provide forward logistical assistance to engineer line companies. They have a distribution platoon, a maintenance platoon, and a mess platoon. Together, HHC and FSC provide the command, control and logistics support for the 133rd Engineer Battalion.

The much smaller 1035th Survey and Design Team provided engineer surveys of job sites and detailed drawings for both vertical, horizontal and geospatial engineer missions to every company in the 133rd Engineer Battalion. They ensured that all engineer projects were designed and constructed to standard, providing quality assurance and quality control for engineer projects. Of particular note, this unit provided survey support to the largest Air Force construction project ever undertaken on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

 

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