• Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston speaks to a group of lower-enlisted Soldiers at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston emphasized the importance of the Army's continued transformation in their role in Iraq. "The mission in Iraq continues to evolve," Preston said. "We're doing great working out of the job we started as quickly as possible for the Iraqi Security Force to assume control." Preston issued concerns and issues posed by lower-enlisted Soldiers during lunch at a JBB dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

    Top Army NCO Speaks to Young Soldiers

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston speaks to a group of lower-enlisted Soldiers at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston emphasized the importance of the Army's continued transformation in their role in Iraq. "The mission in Iraq...

  • Master Sgt. Charles Cooley, a Soldier with the U.S. Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team and a Fayetteville, North Carolina native, meets with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Dec. 21 at the Joint Base Balad Air Force Theater Hospital, Joint Base Balad, near Balad Iraq. "Meeting the Sergeant Major of the Army is an awesome and unique experience," said Cooley. "The senior non-comissioned officer of the Army being here shows the backbone of the Army is still solid." (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

    Top Army NCO Vists Balad Hospital

    Master Sgt. Charles Cooley, a Soldier with the U.S. Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team and a Fayetteville, North Carolina native, meets with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Dec. 21 at the Joint Base Balad Air Force Theater Hospital, Joint...

  • Staff Sgt. Jerome Watts, a fire support specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, and Rochester, New York native, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston during to his visit to the Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. "It's great to see him take the time to appreciate what the Soldiers have to go through here," said Watts. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

    Top Army NCO Visits Balad Hospital

    Staff Sgt. Jerome Watts, a fire support specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, and Rochester, New York native, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston during...

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston thanks the staff of the operating room at the Air Force Theater Hospital for their efforts devoted to the health of deployed Soldiers and Iraqi citizens Dec. 21 at Joint Base Balad, near Balad Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

    Top Army NCO Visits Balad Hospital

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston thanks the staff of the operating room at the Air Force Theater Hospital for their efforts devoted to the health of deployed Soldiers and Iraqi citizens Dec. 21 at Joint Base Balad, near Balad Iraq. (U.S. Army...

  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Antoinette Mathis, a patient administrative sergeant attached to the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group and Columbus, Georgia native, explains to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston how an LCD monitor is used to track patient data Dec. 21 at the Air Force Theater Hospital, Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

    Top Army NCO Visits Balad Hospital

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Antoinette Mathis, a patient administrative sergeant attached to the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group and Columbus, Georgia native, explains to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston how an LCD monitor is used to track patient...

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston is welcomed by Command Sergeant Major Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, Multi-National Division - North at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston led the "2008 Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour," an annual tour which brings many prominent entertainers overseas to perform for deployed military personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

    Top Army NCO Visits Balad

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston is welcomed by Command Sergeant Major Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, Multi-National Division - North at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston led the "2008 Sergeant Major of the Army's...

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