• TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (left) from Dallas, the command sergeant major of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, slaps a 'First Team' combat patch on Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Soilz (right) of Sandia, Texas, the new command sergeant major for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB, during a change of responsibility ceremony, July 18, on Camp Taji, Iraq. Soliz comes to the 1st ACB with years of experience - some in special operations - and is now a part of the Air Cav family, said Vela during his remarks.

    TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (left)...

    TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (left) from Dallas, the command sergeant major of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, slaps a 'First Team' combat patch on Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Soilz (right)...

  • TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (left) from Dallas, the command sergeant major of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, passes the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Greene (right) of Harker Heights, Texas, the new command sergeant major for 4th Bn., during a change of responsibility ceremony, July 18, Camp Taji, Iraq. After accepting the guidon, Greene told the crowd of Soldiers - in his own way - that he was ready to get to started. "I'm going to end this with something my grandfather always used to say, 'Let's stop all this love-making and get to work,'" said Greene to laugher and applause.

    TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (left)...

    TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (left) from Dallas, the command sergeant major of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, passes the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB guidon to...

  • Command sergeants major, past and present, of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, stand and watch as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st ACB flies over during their change of responsibility ceremony, July 18, Camp Taji, Iraq. From left to right are Sgt. Maj. John Taylor of Grand Junction, Colo., former command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB; Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Soliz of  newly appointed command sergeant major of 1st Bn.; Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela of Dallas, command sergeant major of the 1st ACB; Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Greene of Harker Heights, Texas, newly appointed command sergeant major of 4th Bn., 227th Avn. Regt.; and Sgt. Maj. Gary Durant, former command sergeant major of 4th Bn.

    Command sergeants major, past and present, of...

    Command sergeants major, past and present, of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, stand and watch as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st ACB flies over during their change of responsibility...

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