• FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Spc. Kevin Miller (right) with Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment stands with his wife, Shaderrica and their children after the troop's homecoming ceremony in the 5th Aviation Battalion hanger July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. "It means that my other half is back,  he's been gone 275 days, for a while I didn't think I could do without him, but I managed, but now that he's back it will be even better," said Mrs. Miller. 3rd Squadron is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Spc. Kevin Miller (right) with Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment stands with his wife, Shaderrica and their children after the troop's homecoming ceremony in the 5th Aviation Battalion hanger July 25, 2014. Troop...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick McQuistion stands with his son Pfc. Dennis McQuistion after the Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment homecoming ceremony in 5th Aviation Battalion's hanger, July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. "I'm super proud of him and I'll be his backbone as long as I can be here," said Rick. "I would encourage other parents who are new to deployments to keep encouraging your kids for progression." 3rd Squadron is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick McQuistion stands with his son Pfc. Dennis McQuistion after the Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment homecoming ceremony in 5th Aviation Battalion's hanger, July 25, 2014. Troop A returned...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin Neely (left), commander, Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment stands with his 1st Sgt. and troop during their homecoming ceremony in the 5th Aviation Battalion hanger July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. "It was a long nine months, but it was a good nine months. [The Army] brought a Cavalry troop down to do an external security mission and they did it well; it was the right group of guys for the job… I'm really proud of them," said Neeley. 3rd Squadron is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army photo by: Spc. Anri Baril, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin Neely (left), commander, Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment stands with his 1st Sgt. and troop during their homecoming ceremony in the 5th Aviation Battalion hanger July 25, 2014. Troop A returned...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi (left), senior enlisted leader, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division welcomes Troop A Soldiers at Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana, July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. Troop A belongs to 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, part of 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (U.S. Army photo by: Spc. Anri Baril, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi (left), senior enlisted leader, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division welcomes Troop A Soldiers at Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana, July 25, 2014. Troop A returned...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Soldiers with Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division arrive at Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba where they pulled an external security mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by: Spc. Anri Baril, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Soldiers with Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division arrive at Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Leija and Lt. Col. Gregg Haley, command team 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and Capt. Benjamin Neeley and 1st Sgt. Jason Barton, command team Troop A, 3rd Sqdn, 89th Cav. Reg.  The two command teams stood together after Troop A's homecoming ceremony in 5th Aviation Battalion's hanger, July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. "What's important to me is that we've got our team back together, we've got over 130 soldiers redeploying they're back with their loved ones and their Army family," said Haley. 3rd Sqdn. "I'd like to thank them for their hard word for nine months… we're going to transition and get back to the Slugger mission of doing cavalry operations in support of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Leija and Lt. Col. Gregg Haley, command team 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and Capt. Benjamin Neeley and 1st Sgt. Jason Barton, command team Troop A, 3rd Sqdn, 89th Cav. Reg. The two command...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Pfc. Ted Tickle (middle left), Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment stands with his mom, Dorothy Brown and family after the troop's homecoming ceremony in the 5th Aviation Battalion hanger July 25, 2014. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. "I told him when he deployed, I waited for you to come for nine months and as he deployed I said I did it before and I can do it again; it's like birth all over again as a mama you get to see your baby" said Brown. 3rd Sqdn. is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- U.S. Army Pfc. Ted Tickle (middle left), Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment stands with his mom, Dorothy Brown and family after the troop's homecoming ceremony in the 5th Aviation Battalion hanger July 25, 2014. Troop A...

  • FORT POLK, La. -- Jackie McCarrick waits with her kids, before the Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment's homecoming ceremony in 5th Aviation Battalion's hanger, July 25, 2014, for her husband U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon McCarrick to return. Troop A returned from a nine month deployment to Cuba. "I get my best friend back," said Mrs. McCarrick. "The hardest part was my sons crying for their dad, I stayed strong by having a good support system." 3rd Squadron is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV Public Affairs)

    Sluggers return to Polk and rejoin Patriot Brigade

    FORT POLK, La. -- Jackie McCarrick waits with her kids, before the Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment's homecoming ceremony in 5th Aviation Battalion's hanger, July 25, 2014, for her husband U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon McCarrick to return. Troop A...

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