WA ARNG ATAG visits Q-West Guardsman
June 10, 2009
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard leader's- Brig. Gen. Gordon Toney, assistant adjutant general and Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Lee-visited National Guard Soldiers here May 28. Toney and Lee visited nearly 2,400 Washington Guardsmen in Iraq. In Q-West, they met with Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, based out Olympia, Wash.; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 181st Brigade Support Battalion, based out of Seattle Wash.; and HHC, 81st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, based out of Everett, Wash. The visit included a quick tour of Q-West and ended with a barbeque and pool party at the Mirage Pool, where Toney expressed thanks on behalf of the governor of Washington and encouraged Soldiers to finish strong and return home safely. The WA ARNG units currently support the 16th Sustainment Brigade, an active-duty logistics brigade from Bamberg, Germany, in northern Iraq.