The end of an era: R2C2 course concludes, CEHC to focus on new missions


FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — A quiet Friday morning graduation at Sapper Grove on Fort Leonard Wood marked the end of an era for the Engineer Corps, as the Counter Explosives Hazard Center’s Route Reconnaissance Clearance Course, also known as R2C2, has come to an end.

The final 15 Soldiers to complete R2C2 joined the more than 14,000 others who have completed it since it was stood up in 2005, to counter the effectiveness of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

The final iterations of the training were conducted from Sept. 13 through 24.

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Source: U.S. Army