86th Engineer Dive Team departs in support of OIF

By Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater, 7th Sustainment Brigade Public AffairsMarch 26, 2009

Staff Sgt. Wes Cox, assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Team, embraces his wife, Katie, prior to a departure ceremony held Monday at Anderson Field House. The dive team is taking part in a year-long deployment to Kuwait Naval Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Wes Cox, assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Team, embraces his wife, Katie, prior to a departure ceremony held Monday at Anderson Field House. The dive team is taking part in a year-long deployment to Kuwait Naval Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater, 7th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Benjamin Duck hugs his daughter, Jordan, tightly to his chest Monday afternoon outside of Anderson Field House. Duck and other 86th Engineer Dive Team Soldiers are on their way to Kuwait Naval Base for one year.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Benjamin Duck hugs his daughter, Jordan, tightly to his chest Monday afternoon outside of Anderson Field House. Duck and other 86th Engineer Dive Team Soldiers are on their way to Kuwait Naval Base for one year. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater, 7th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the 86th Engineer Dive Team, 6th Transportation Battalion, march toward the exit of Anderson Field House after their departure ceremony with family, friends and fellow Soldiers bidding them a safe year-long deployment to Kuwait Naval Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the 86th Engineer Dive Team, 6th Transportation Battalion, march toward the exit of Anderson Field House after their departure ceremony with family, friends and fellow Soldiers bidding them a safe year-long deployment to Kuwait Naval Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of the 86th Engineer Dive Team present arms during the national anthem at Monday's departure ceremony. Commanding the group of about 20 Soldiers is 1st Lt. Joseph Lunn (far left).  During their tour in Kuwait, the team will provide engineer diving support to the Central Command area of responsibility. Operations will include harbor clearance, force protection dives, dam inspections and repairs, ships husbandry and hydrographic engineer reconnaissance.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the 86th Engineer Dive Team present arms during the national anthem at Monday's departure ceremony. Commanding the group of about 20 Soldiers is 1st Lt. Joseph Lunn (far left). During their tour in Kuwait, the team will provide engineer diving support to the Central Command area of responsibility. Operations will include harbor clearance, force protection dives, dam inspections and repairs, ships husbandry and hydrographic engineer reconnaissance. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater) VIEW ORIGINAL