• Soldiers from 116th Military Police Battalion stand in formation during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 116th Military Police Battalion stand in formation during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), stand in formation during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), stand in formation during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment...

  • The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony signified the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony signified the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard marches in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stand in formation during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stand in formation during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Divsion cased their colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Divsion cased their colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (Spartans), salute the colors during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Dec. 4, at Fort Bliss, Texas.  The brigade is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (Spartans), salute the colors during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Dec. 4, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The brigade is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's...

  • Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss,Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss,Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard prepares to march in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard prepares to march in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Battalions stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to sigfnify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Battalions stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to sigfnify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers salute the colors during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers salute the colors during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers salute the colors during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers salute the colors during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard stands in formation, preparing to case the colors during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard stands in formation, preparing to case the colors during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The casing ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, salutes the colors of 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), alongside Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion command sergeant major, during the 1st BCT casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, salutes the colors of 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), alongside Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion...

  • Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors along side Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors along side Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos...

  • Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors along side Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter, battalion command sergeant major, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors along side Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter...

  • Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), battalion commander, salutes his battalion's colors along side Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter, battalion command sergeant major, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), battalion commander, salutes his battalion's colors along side Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter...

  • The command team from the 115th Military Police Battalion, case their battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The command team from the 115th Military Police Battalion, case their battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The...

  • The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation during their casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation during their casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation during their casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation during their casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation during their casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation during their casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion command sergeant major, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler...

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion command sergeant major, during the brigade's casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The brigade cased their colors to signify their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler...

  • Lt. Col. Kevin Admiral, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (Spartans) battalion commander, cases his battalion colors, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Smith, battalion commander, and Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Kevin Admiral, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (Spartans) battalion commander, cases his battalion colors, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Smith, battalion commander, and Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division...

  • Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, center left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brigade commander, cases his brigade colors alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H...

  • Lt. Col. Kevin A. Wallace, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Kevin A. Wallace, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C...

  • Lt. Col. Kevin A. Wallace, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Kevin A. Wallace, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), battalion commander, cases his battalion's colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C...

  • Lt. Col. James Van Atta, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos),  commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oldsen, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. James Van Atta, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oldsen, battalion command...

  • Battalions stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Battalions stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers from 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Lt. Col. James Van Atta, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos),  battalion commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oldsen, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. James Van Atta, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), battalion commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oldsen, battalion...

  • The color guard from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation as they prepare to case the brigade colors during a casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stands in formation as they prepare to case the brigade colors during a casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander, prepares to case his brigade's colors during a casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander, prepares to case his brigade's colors during a casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major and Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st AD and Fort Bliss commanding general watching during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major and Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st AD and Fort Bliss commanding general, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major and Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st AD and...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, as Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major and Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st AD and Fort Bliss commanding general assist, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Casing Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander cases his brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major, as Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss...

  • Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, assists Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, case the brigade colors duirng a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, assists Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, case the brigade colors duirng a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The...

  • Lt. Col. Kevin A. Wallace, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), battalion commander, cases his colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, battalion command sergeant major, and Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Kevin A. Wallace, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), battalion commander, cases his colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, battalion command sergeant major, and Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored...

  • The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The color guard stands in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers present bouquets of flowers to spouses of deploying soldiers during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers present bouquets of flowers to spouses of deploying soldiers during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to...

  • Soldiers present bouquets of flowers to spouses of deploying soldiers during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers present bouquets of flowers to spouses of deploying soldiers during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to...

  • Soldiers present bouquets of flowers to spouses of deploying soldiers during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers present bouquets of flowers to spouses of deploying soldiers during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to...

  • The 1st Armored Division Band marches during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Armored Division Band marches during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The 1st Armored Division Band marches during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Armored Division Band marches during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers march in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers march in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers salute in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers salute in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Lt. Col. James Van Atta, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos),  commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oldsen, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. James Van Atta, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Oldsen, battalion command...

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle),  commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion...

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle),  commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Lt. Col. Thomas Anderson, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), commander cases his battalion colors alongside Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lon Kindler, battalion...

  • Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, speaks with Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks) command sergeant major, following the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, speaks with Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks) command sergeant major, following the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade...

  • Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, center, poses with 1st Sgt. Kenneth Howard, first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Uhuru C. Salmon, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks) command sergeant major, following the casing ceremony for 1st BCT at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, center, poses with 1st Sgt. Kenneth Howard, first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, left, and Command...

  • The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    The 1st Armored Division Band performs during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Buffalos), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (Spartans), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment (Spartans), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment (Rifle), stand in formation during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, speaks with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade command sergeant major, following the casing ceremony for 1st BCT, 1st AD, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, speaks with Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade command sergeant major, following the casing ceremony...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, prepares to case his brigade colors during a casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, prepares to case his brigade colors during a casing ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, speaks during the casing ceremony for the brigade's colors at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, speaks during the casing ceremony for the brigade's colors at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, helps Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners) battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major, case the battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, helps Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners) battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, helps Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners) battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major, case the battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, helps Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners) battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners) battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major, salute the battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, Lt. Col. Paul C. Weyrauch, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners) battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Orlando Ramos, battalion command sergeant major, salute...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, prepares to case the battalion colors for 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), alongside Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, battalion commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, prepares to case the battalion colors for 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), alongside Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, battalion commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, prepares to case the battalion colors for 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), alongside Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, battalion commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter, battalion command sergeant major, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, prepares to case the battalion colors for 501st Brigade Support Battalion (Providers), alongside Lt. Col. Kenneth Coon, battalion commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, assists the command team from 115th Military Police Battalion case their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, assists the command team from 115th Military Police Battalion case their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify...

  • Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, assists the command team from 115th Military Police Battalion case their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Col. Ken Adgie, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division brigade commander, assists the command team from 115th Military Police Battalion case their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify...

  • Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, speaks during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, speaks during the casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's...

  • Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners), stand in formation during a casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4.  The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

    1st BCT, 1st AD Cases Colors

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (Gunners), stand in formation during a casing ceremony for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The ceremony was held to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment...

In the midst of their deployment to Afghanistan, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, cased their brigade colors during a ceremony Dec. 4. The Ready First Combat Team is deploying their six battalions, as well as the 115th Military Police Battalion, a recently attached unit.
During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, 1st AD and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, cased the brigade colors, alongside Col. Ken Adgie, brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, brigade command sergeant major.
"This brigade, based on the training that we've had, is the best trained, best prepared, and probably best led brigade that we are sending to Afghanistan right now," said Pittard. "Under the leadership of Col. Ken Adgie and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Reimers, this unit is ready. And they're ready to fight and win in Afghanistan."
Following the brigade colors being cased, Adgie and Reimers cased each battalion's colors along with their respective commander and command sergeant major.
"The casing of the colors is a time-honored tradition dating back centuries," said Adgie. "It symbolizes a transition as units prepare to move, and begin a new mission."
"As we cased the battalion colors, I was struck by the number of streamers the regiments have earned," continued Adgie. "However, the colors and streamers are symbolic. The true spirit and pride is not in pieces of cloth, but in our Soldiers. Those young men and women who have volunteered to proudly serve their country."
The Ready First Combat Team is scheduled to be deployed until fall, 2013.

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