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.