• Command Sergeants Major Dennis Eger (left), Melvin Carr Jr. (obscured) and Brouston Hale enjoy a moment after the 4th Brigade Combat Team's last pre-deployment brigade run at Cooper Field May 30. The command sergeants major and their units should be located at different bases during the deployment to Iraq and the run marked the final physical training event they will be together for.

    Command Sergeants Major Dennis Eger (left)...

    Command Sergeants Major Dennis Eger (left), Melvin Carr Jr. (obscured) and Brouston Hale enjoy a moment after the 4th Brigade Combat Team's last pre-deployment brigade run at Cooper Field May 30. The command sergeants major and their units should be...

  • Col. Philip Battaglia (center), commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, talks to his troops May 30 at Fort Hood, Texas after the last brigade run before deploying to Iraq in mid-June. The brigade run was the last time the whole brigade will be together for a long time due to the possibility of being at separate bases in Iraq.

    Col. Philip Battaglia (center), commander, 4th...

    Col. Philip Battaglia (center), commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, talks to his troops May 30 at Fort Hood, Texas after the last brigade run before deploying to Iraq in mid-June. The brigade run was the last time the whole...

  • Lt. Col. Timothy Norton, the 4th Special Troops Battalion commander, leads his troops in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's final brigade run May 30 at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying to Iraq in mid-June.

    Lt. Col. Timothy Norton, the 4th Special Troops...

    Lt. Col. Timothy Norton, the 4th Special Troops Battalion commander, leads his troops in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's final brigade run May 30 at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying to Iraq in mid-June.

  • The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin Rodriguez zooms past his troops during the brigade's last pre-deployment motivational brigade run May 30.

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry...

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin Rodriguez zooms past his troops during the brigade's last pre-deployment motivational brigade run May 30.

  • Col. Philip Battaglia, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team,1st Cavalry Division speaks to his troops after the brigade run May 30 at Fort Hood, Texas. He reiterated that the unit is still set for a 15-month deployment to Iraq and that Soldiers and their families need to prepare themselves for the long deployment that is scheduled to begin in mid-June.

    Col. Philip Battaglia, commander, 4th Brigade...

    Col. Philip Battaglia, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team,1st Cavalry Division speaks to his troops after the brigade run May 30 at Fort Hood, Texas. He reiterated that the unit is still set for a 15-month deployment to Iraq and that Soldiers and their...

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