FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky -- (Feb. 29, 2016) Members of the 922nd Contracting Battalion cased their colors during a ceremony Feb. 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in advance of their deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.Prior to the casing ceremony, Lt. Col. Robert McDonald, the 922nd CBN commander, and Col. Carol Tschida, the 419th Contracting Support Brigade commander from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, attached the Army Superior Unit Award campaign streamer to the battalion's organizational colors. The battalion earned the campaign streamer for its operational contract support while deployed to Liberia from October 2015 to April 2015 as part of the Operation United Assistance international humanitarian support in response to the Ebola outbreak.Following the attachment of the streamer, McDonald and 922nd CBN Sgt. Maj. Andrea Dailey cased the battalion's colors in a ceremony presided over by Tschida.Tschida defined the casing as the second of two historic milestones the battalion has experienced since its activation in August 2014. She congratulated the battalion's Soldiers for being the first contracting battalion to achieve the Army Superior Unit Campaign Streamer within the Army Contracting Command."As we celebrate this symbolic event of casing your colors and as you all do the final preparation for your deployed mission, it does not go unnoticed that you are all continuing to work through your purchasing requirements as the outstanding professionals you are," Tschida said.McDonald followed Tschida with words for Soldiers and family members present at the ceremony."This is the battalion's second rendezvous with destiny. There is no finer unit in the Army to support than the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)," he said. "This battalion stands confident. We have trained hard and stand ready, capable and committed to our mission to provide responsive and effective contracting solutions to meet our forces' logistical needs."Family members and friends welcomed home Soldiers from 922nd CBN last year as the headquarters returned from a six-month contingency deployment in support of Operation United Assistance in Liberia.Distinguished guests also attending the ceremony included Brig. Gen. Michael Hoskin, commanding general for the Expeditionary Contract Command; Command Sgt. Maj. David Puig, command sergeant major for the ACC; Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O"Neal, command sergeant major for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command; and Command Sgt. Maj. Eliecer Quintero, 419th CSB command sergeant major.