Cav field artillery return home, uncase colors after Afghanistan deployment

By Sgt. Angel TurnerMarch 6, 2014

Lt. Col. Phil Brooks (left), commander of 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Theodore Durand, battalion command sergeant major uncase the unit colors during their welcome home ceremony at Cooper Field on Fort Hood, Texas, March 1.  The unit was deployed on a security assistance mission in Afghanistan, and was greeted by cheering Family and friends following a nine-month deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released)
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Phil Brooks (left), commander of 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Theodore Durand, battalion command sergeant major uncase the unit colors during their welcome home ceremony at Cooper Field on Fort Hood, Texas, March 1. The unit was deployed on a security assistance mission in Afghanistan, and was greeted by cheering Family and friends following a nine-month deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angel Turner) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Dustin Valdez embraces his dad Oscar during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, March 1. �"It�'s overwhelming to be home," said Valdez, a mechanic assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Valdez was deployed with 3-82 FAR on a security assistance mission in Afghanistan and returned home following a nine-month deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released)
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Dustin Valdez embraces his dad Oscar during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, March 1. �"It�'s overwhelming to be home," said Valdez, a mechanic assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Valdez was deployed with 3-82 FAR on a security assistance mission in Afghanistan and returned home following a nine-month deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angel Turner) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Dustin Valdez, a mechanic assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, leans in to give his daughter Peyton a kiss during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, March 1. Valdez was deployed with 3-82 FAR on a security assistance mission in Afghanistan and returned home following a nine-month deployment.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released)
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Dustin Valdez, a mechanic assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, leans in to give his daughter Peyton a kiss during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, March 1. Valdez was deployed with 3-82 FAR on a security assistance mission in Afghanistan and returned home following a nine-month deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angel Turner) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Adam Grass, a cannon crew member assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, embraces his wife Dina during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas March 1. Grass said he made it home in time to witness the birth of his daughter who is due in two weeks. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released)
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Adam Grass, a cannon crew member assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, embraces his wife Dina during a welcome home ceremony on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas March 1. Grass said he made it home in time to witness the birth of his daughter who is due in two weeks. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cav. Div. PAO (Released) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angel Turner) VIEW ORIGINAL