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Until we meet again

Army Col. Chris Bagley, chief of staff, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), with his wife, Renee Bagley, daughter Lauren, and son 1st Lt. Eric Bagley, during a farewell ceremony. The 143rd HHC, ESC will deploy to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This marks the second time in five years that soldiers from the 143rd ESC have deployed overseas. Soldiers and family members enjoyed food and games as they tearfully said their goodbyes.



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This work, Until we meet again [Image 7 of 8], by SSG Ian Shay, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.15.2013

Date Posted:06.20.2013 14:25

Photo ID:957680

VIRIN:130615-A-IS001-002

Resolution:1280x850

Size:224.77 KB

Location:ORLANDO, FL, USGlobe

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