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    I have enlisted as a 68w and am assigned to a engineer battalion. so in my research i have found one thing that i am confused on, what do the diffident words behind the battalion name mean ie. 000 engineer battalion (asphalt) so does the asphalt simply mean they do asphalt. my unit is 000 engineer battalion (heavy)
    what does this mean?

    thank you much

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    Re: Engineer ??...

    That's what it means. Asphalt would conduct ...well, just that asphalt operations. A Heavy ENG BN conducts large horizontal and vertical construction ops. And ESC is a Engineer Support Company, which provides smaller scale horz. support to combat arms units constructing combat trails ect. Sappers perform "combat engineer" tasks. While some tasks are universally applicable, some are quite specific to the type of unit.