May 7, 2009
By Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater, Fort Eustis 7th Sustainment Brigade Journalist
368th Transportation Company Soldiers exit the Fort Story Gymnasium at the close of the deployment ceremony.
1st Lt. Jevon E. Taylor, platoon leader, 368th Trans. Co., bids the crowd and Fort Story farewell while resolutely accepting the challenge of embarking upon the 12-month deployment to Iraq.
Col. Charles F. Maskell, commander, 7th Sustainment Brigade, gives a hearty farewell blessing to his 368th Trans. Co. troops at the close of the deployment ceremony.
The 368th Trans. Co. renders a collective salute during the national anthem at their departure ceremony April 30 at the Fort Story Gymnasium. They will be deploying to Iraq for 12 months where they will manage containers for convoys throughout Iraq.
Nicole Hopkins, wife of Pvt. Shawn Hopkins, puts a homemade poster on the poster-checkered wall moments before the 368th Trans. Co. deployment ceremony at the Fort Story Gymnasium.