Images: 81st Brigade Combat Team commander visits troops [Image 3 of 9]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Suhr
A military vehicle speeds past Col. Ronald Kapral, the 81st Brigade Combat Team commander, Lt. Col. Kenneth Garrison, the commander of the 81st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 81st BCT, Lt. Col. Alan Dorow, the commander of the 181st Brigade Support Battalion, 81st BCT, and Capt. Forrest Horan, the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 81st BSTB, 81st BCT, during training Feb. 6, 2009 at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq. About 2,400 Washington National Guardsmen and 900 California National Guardsmen deployed with the 81st BCT based out of Seattle in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in October. They are scheduled to return home this summer.