• FORT HOOD, Texas " Joyce Tabb, mother of Hamlin, Texas native Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (not shown), the outgoing senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, receives a bouquet of red roses during her son's change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10. Austin chose his mother to receive the gift of roses for her dedication and sacrifice during his 26-year career with the United States Army.

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Joyce Tabb, mother of...

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Joyce Tabb, mother of Hamlin, Texas native Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (not shown), the outgoing senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, receives...

  • FORT HOOD, Texas " Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (right), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, passes the battalion colors to Bartow, Ga. native, Lt. Col. Kelvin Brown (left), Stallion commander, during the change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10.

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Hamlin, Texas native...

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (right), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, passes the battalion colors to Bartow...

  • FORT HOOD, Texas " Long Island, N.Y. native, Command Sgt. Maj. David L'Elie (right), current senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to take charge of his battalion formation, following the change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10.

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Long Island, N.Y. native...

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Long Island, N.Y. native, Command Sgt. Maj. David L'Elie (right), current senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to take charge of his...

  • FORT HOOD, Texas " Rock Island, Ill. native, Col. Steve Gilland (right), commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, congratulates Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (left), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment for the Ironhorse Brigade, after his change of responsibility, here, Oct. 10. After 26 years, Austin is now retiring and settling down in Austin, Texas.

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Rock Island, Ill. native...

    FORT HOOD, Texas " Rock Island, Ill. native, Col. Steve Gilland (right), commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, congratulates Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (left), former senior noncommissioned officer...

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