Distiguished Unit Crest, 7th Engineer, Hammer (L&R) 2 pack The 7th Engineer Battalion was reactivated on 27 October 2006 at Fort Drum, New York under the 20th Engineer Brigade. The Battalion and its assigned companies deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009, for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In Iraq, the battalion provided tactical construction in support of United States Division - South, partnered with the Iraqi Army's 10th and 14th Field Engineer Regiments, and enhanced the civil capacity of Iraq via technical support for reconstruction projects. In Afghanistan, battalion soldiers conducted route clearance operations and provided firefighting support in the southern and eastern provinces, in support of NATO security operations. The battalion deployed again to eastern Afghanistan to conduct route clearance operations from October 2011 to October 2012.On 17 October 2014, the 7th Engineer Battalion converted to become the 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion. This task organization includes the 630th Clearance Company, the Brigade's Military Intelligence Company, and the Brigade's Signal Company.