71st Ordnance Group Uncasing & Change of Responsibility Ceremony
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Frank Davis II, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) commander, stands with Brig. Gen. James Bonner, commander of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command, during a dual-purposed ceremony Sept. 6, 2017 at Founders Fi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
71st Ordnance Group Uncasing & Change of Responsibility Ceremony
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. Brad Anderson, operations sergeant major with 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), renders a salute during a dual-purposed ceremony Sept. 6, 2017 at Founders Field on Fort Carson, Colo. The first part of the ceremony was to officially uncase the unit... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
71st Ordnance Group Uncasing & Change of Responsibility Ceremony
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Brant Shyrigh, outgoing command sergeant major of the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), stands with Brig. Gen. James Bonner, commander of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, during a dual-purposed cere... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command's Commander, Brig. Gen. James Bonner, and Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Graham, bow their heads to an invocation given during a dual-purposed ceremony Sept. 6, 2... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
71st Ordnance Group Uncasing & Change of Responsibility Ceremony
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Frank Davis II, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) commander, renders a salute during a dual-purposed ceremony Sept. 6, 2017 at Founders Field on Fort Carson, Colo. The first part of the ceremony was to officially uncase the unit's colors. Uncasing the c... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Brant Shyrigh, outgoing command sergeant major of the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), gives a farewell speech to all those he served with as the unit's senior enlisted leader during a dual-purposed ceremony Sept. 6, 2017 at Founders Fiel... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT CARSON, Colo. - Senior leaders from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), subordinate units, friends and family came together for a dual-purposed ceremony Sept. 6, 2017 at Founders Field on Fort Carson, Colo.

The first part of the ceremony was to officially uncase the unit's colors. Uncasing the colors signifies that the unit has fully reintegrated back into its home station after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Task Force Atlas.

The second part of the ceremony was a change of responsibility to recognize Command Sgt. Maj. Weston West as the new command sergeant major of 71st OD GP. West replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Brant Shyrigh, who served with Davis throughout the unit's deployment.

Davis elaborated on the successes of the deployment during his address to attendees of the ceremony.

According to Davis, TF Atlas personnel executed more than 580 EOD and counter improvised explosive device operations focused on protecting U.S. military, coalition forces and citizens of Iraq and Syria from extremist organizations and the deadliest weapons of the modern battlefield.

Brig. Gen. James Bonner, commander of the 20th CBRNE Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., came to the mountain post to show support to the 71st OD GP. Prior to the ceremony, Bonner presented Shyrigh with the Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional meritorious service as the 71st OD GP's senior enlisted leader.

One by one attendees stood in a line to thank and congratulate Shyrigh for a job well done following the ceremony.