A unit inactivation ceremony was held in Hangar 1 Thursday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2014, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Colors were cased for the 56th Engineer Company, the 84th Engineer Support Company and the 240th Survey and Design Detachment of the 6th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade.

The inactivation is part of an Army reorganization that is reducing personnel by 80,000 soldiers to a total of 490,000 based on strategy and mandated fiscal reductions. The 136 members of the three inactivated units will be reassigned, unless individuals are up for retirement or have fulfilled their service commitments.

Further inactivation ceremonies are slated for 793rd Military Police Battalion later this month, and for the 2nd Engineer Brigade this fall.

Contact Erik Hill at ehill@adn.com.