• Richmond, Ky., native and co-host of the St. Barbara induction ceremony, Col. Billy Jack West, commander of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Wayne Cowan, the senior noncommissioned officer for the 138th FA, posthumously induct fallen Soldiers Pvt. Sammie Phillips and Staff Sgt. Delmar White into the Order of St. Barbara in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory

    Richmond, Ky., native and co-host of the St...

    Richmond, Ky., native and co-host of the St. Barbara induction ceremony, Col. Billy Jack West, commander of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Wayne Cowan, the senior noncommissioned officer for the 138th FA, posthumously...

  • The effects coordinator of Multi-National Corps -Iraq, Brig. Gen. Mark McDonald, was the guest speaker during the St. Barbara induction ceremony in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad, Nov. 23. "We're fighting a global war on terror," he said. "Your efforts here are helping to keep our country free and families safe." More than 130 Soldiers and guests attended the ceremony, where 21 new members were inducted into the Order of St. Barbara.

    The effects coordinator of Multi-National Corps...

    The effects coordinator of Multi-National Corps -Iraq, Brig. Gen. Mark McDonald, was the guest speaker during the St. Barbara induction ceremony in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad, Nov. 23. "We're fighting a global war on terror,"...

  • Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and 138th Fires Brigade are inducted into the Order of St. Barbara in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad, Nov. 23. Due to St. Barbara's association with lightning, she has been invoked for protection against the dangers of lightning and fire, and by association, she became the patron saint of artillerymen. More than 130 Soldiers and guests attended the ceremony, where 21 new members were inducted into the Order of St. Barbara

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and 138th...

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and 138th Fires Brigade are inducted into the Order of St. Barbara in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad, Nov. 23. Due to St. Barbara's association with lightning, she has been invoked for...

  • Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the 138th Fires Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, toast to the United States of America as part of the traditional St. Barbara induction ceremony in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad, Nov. 23. More than 130 Soldiers and guests attended the ceremony, where 21 new members were inducted into the Order of St. Barbara.

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the...

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the 138th Fires Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, toast to the United States of America as part of the traditional St. Barbara induction ceremony in the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad...

  • Richmond, Ky., native and co-host of the St. Barbara induction ceremony, Col. Billy Jack West, commander, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, tries the "artillery punch" to make sure it's fit for consumption for the inductees. Twenty-one new members were inducted into the Order of St. Barbara during the event, held at the Al-Faw Palace at Camp Victory in western Baghdad, Nov. 23.

    Richmond, Ky., native and co-host of the St...

    Richmond, Ky., native and co-host of the St. Barbara induction ceremony, Col. Billy Jack West, commander, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, tries the "artillery punch" to make sure it's fit for consumption for the inductees...

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The 1st Cavalry Division and the 138th Fires Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, conducted a traditional Saint Barbara's induction ceremony at the Al-Faw Palace here, Nov. 23.

More than 130 Soldiers and guests attended the ceremony, a traditional among artillerymen, where 21 new members were inducted into the Order of St. Barbara. The effects coordinator for Multi-National Corps -Iraq, Brig. Gen. Mark McDonald, was the guest speaker.

"We're fighting a Global War on Terror," said McDonald. "Terrorists want to change the way we live. They don't want your family to live free. Your efforts here are helping to keep our country free and families safe."

Two fallen Soldiers, Pvt. Sammie Phillips and Staff Sgt. Delmar White, were posthumously inducted into the order and recognized for their performance and commitment.

Due to Saint Barbara's tie with lightning, she has been invoked for protection against the dangers of lightning and fire, and by association, she became the patron saint of artillerymen.

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