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Raider Brigade bids farewell, welcomes new commander

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kerry Dyer leads the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team as they pass the new commander, Col. Robert Ashe, during the brigade’s change of command ceremony on Cottrell Field at Fort Stewart, Ga., Aug. 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Knitter/Released)



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This work, Raider Brigade bids farewell, welcomes new commander [Image 5 of 5], by SGT Emily Knitter, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.28.2013

Date Posted:09.03.2013 10:00

Photo ID:1009092

VIRIN:130828-A-OM161-001

Resolution:1499x999

Size:1.27 MB

Location:48555, GA, US

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