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    1BCT Uncases Colors in Afghanistan



    Story by Sgt. 1st Class John Queen 

    1st Brigade Combat Team,10th Mountain Division (LI)

    CAMP MIKE SPANN, Afghanistan -- The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team uncased its colors, May 5, during a brief ceremony held on Camp Mike Spann in Northern Afghanistan.

    This ceremony marks the Brigade's official assumption of duties and responsibilities in the region.

    During this deployment Soldiers of the "Warrior Brigade" will be serving under a German command and are tasked with the NATO mission of training and supporting the Afghan national army, Afghan national police and Afghan border police.

    Soldiers from the Brigade began deploying to Afghanistan in early January with the departure of nearly 130 infantrymen from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment. The remainder of the more than 3,000 Soldiers of the Brigade followed in late March, with the final troops arriving in late April after a two week delay due to political tensions in Kyrgyzstan and the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in Iceland.

    Currently this deployment will be the Brigade's fifth in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The 1st BCT has deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.



    Date Taken: 05.05.2010
    Date Posted: 05.05.2010 15:31
    Story ID: 49181
    Location: CAMP MIKE SPANN, AF 

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