Hoeven Honors Deploying Army Reserve Members, Families at Send-Off Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring members of the Bismarck-based U.S. Army Reserve Unit 945th Engineer Platoon (Asphalt), who will deploy soon for a mission overseas. Hoeven spoke at a send-off ceremony and thanked the soldiers and their families for their service to the country.  

“We are grateful to these soldiers for their service to our nation,” Hoeven said. “We honor this brave unit and their loved ones, who are making tremendous sacrifices on our behalf. We know they will complete this mission with the courage and dedication that is the hallmark of all our state’s men and women in uniform. We pray for each of them and their families and look forward to their safe return.”

The 945th Engineer Platoon (Asphalt) are engineers being deployed to conduct base maintenance and construction, including putting up buildings and doing concrete, asphalt, plumbing and electrical work. The soldiers will train first at Fort Bliss, Texas before continuing their service in Iraq and possibly Jordan. The unit will deploy for more than a year and spend about 9-10 months overseas.

Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.