MANNHEIM, Germany - Lt. Col. Thomas Blair and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Vater, 18th Military Police Brigade rear detachment command, bid farewell to each of the more than 140 Soldiers from the 70th Transportation Company who are deploying to Iraq for 15 months. The U.S. Garrison Mannheim command team of Lt. Col. Jeffrey Fletcher and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Bryant and Maj. Curt Stewart, 28th Transportation Battalion rear detachment commander, as well as hundreds of family members and friends gathered July 26 at Mannheim's Coleman Barracks on July 26 for the send-off ceremony. The 70th Trans. is the last of 28th Transportation Battalion's nine companies to deploy.