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Troopers complete tour, return home Sgt. Angel Turner

Col. Robert Whittle (left), commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and Command Sgt. Major Joseph McFarlane (right), the brigade's senior enlisted adviser, uncase the unit colors during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 25. The unit deployed to Afghanistan in July and returned home early upon successful completion of their mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO/Released)

FORT HOOD, Texas — Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, cased the brigade and battalion colors July 27, 2013, to prepare for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Their mission included assisting the Afghan Forces setting the conditions for other units to return home.

Having successfully completed their mission, the headquarters of 2nd “Black Jack” Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers uncased the brigade colors Jan. 25 on Cooper Field here.

Soldiers from the brigade began returning to Fort Hood last November.

Although the brigade has been steadily returning to the states, select personnel will remain in Afghanistan to continue supporting current operations downrange.

The whole brigade is expected to return before summer.


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Date Taken:01.25.2014

Date Posted:01.28.2014 12:47

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe


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