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    NC National Guard Public Affairs Unit Returns from Atlantic Resolve Deployment

    NC National Guard Public Affairs Unit Returns from Atlantic Resolve Deployment

    Photo By Pfc. Logan Collier | Soldiers assigned to the 382nd Public Affairs Detachment reminisce good times during...... read more read more



    Story by Pvt. Logan Collier 

    382nd Public Affairs Detachment

    RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Army National Guard honored the Soldiers with the 382nd Public Affairs Detachment during a welcome-home ceremony from their deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve in Europe at the North Carolina National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 17, 2019.

    The Atlantic Resolve in Europe mission builds strong, ever-lasting bonds between NATO allies and partner nations by conducting multinational training exercises and community relation events in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania.

    Deployments are challenging for both Soldiers and their families, said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Craig Norton, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the 382nd PAD.

    “Each Soldier’s family, significant other, friends, co-workers, and community experience the challenges and demands of a deployment,” said Norton. “Without the support of these individuals and groups, we wouldn’t have been successful!”

    U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey Bain, the commander of 60th Troop Command, commended the unit for publishing approximately 1,571 photos, 73 print stories, 210 video packages, and two graphic illustrations to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website throughout the deployment.

    Among the events covered by the unit was the Tanks in Mons parade in Mons, Belgium, in which a Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was the first U.S. armored crew to lead the parade through Mons since the town was liberated from the Nazis by the United States in 1944.

    Having the opportunity to participate in history was one of the most impactful parts of the deployment, said Spc. Jacob Hester-Heard, a public affairs specialist assigned to the 382nd PAD.

    “Being on top of the Bradley was like being transported back in time,” said Hester-Heard . “That was Atlantic Resolve. Working with incredible people during countless missions, in just as many settings, all over Europe. I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.”

    The products created by the PAD throughout their nine-month deployment were shared around the globe by American, Department of Defense and International websites and social media sites.



    Date Taken: 05.17.2019
    Date Posted: 05.18.2019 19:25
    Story ID: 322940
    Location: RALEIGH, NC, US 

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