Photo Credit: Sgt. Daniel Cole, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, prepare to board a plane for deployment to Turkey in support of a NATO mission to augment Turkish air defenses. Two Patriot missile batteries from the 5-7th are replacing members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd ADA from Fort Sill, Okla., who has been fulfilling the U.S. commitment to the mission in the Turkish city of Gaziantep since last December. Patriot batteries from Germany and the Netherlands are taking part in the mission as well from bases at other sites in Turkey.