Black Jack Brigade takes off for Iraq

By Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsJanuary 6, 2009

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Soldiers head into the plane bound for Iraq as the 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard and Band sends them off in cavalry fashion at Gray Army Airfield Jan. 3.
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The 1st Cavalry Division leadership was on hand to formally send Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, off with a cavalry-style farewell at Gray Army Airfield, Texas Jan. 3.
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The 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard and Band were on hand to send Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, off to Iraq in true cavalry fashion at Gray Army Airfield, Texas Jan. 3.
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Mrs. Elizabeth, fondly known as the "Hug Lady," sent 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, troopers off with her usual warm embrace at Gray Army Airfield's Larkin Terminal Jan. 3.
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For 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's first-time deployers, the months of anticipation resulted in smiles on Gray Army Airfield's flight line Jan. 3.
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2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Soldiers had a chance to spend a few moments with their loved ones outside Howze Theater on Fort Hood, Texas before heading off to Gray Army Airfield Jan. 3
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Spc. Jacob Ontiveros, a heavy equipment operator with Company A, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spends a few moments with his 5-year-old son Jonah outside Howze Theater Jan. 3. This is the Odessa, Texas's native's second deployment to Iraq.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jacob Ontiveros, a heavy equipment operator with Company A, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spends a few moments with his 5-year-old son Jonah outside Howze Theater Jan. 3. This is the Odessa, Texas's native's second deployment to Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL