FORT GORDON, GA. - The 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade was welcomed home during an Uncasing Ceremony held Nov. 7, at Alexander Hall here.
Lt. Col. Kathleen Cage, commander, 67th ESB and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Teague, senior enlisted advisor, 67th ESB, uncased the battalion colors signifying the units return from its ten month deployment to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and various other locations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
During his opening remarks the presiding officer Col. Chris O'Connor, commander, 35th TTSB, stated, "Traditionally the casing and uncasing of a unit's colors signify that the commander is present and further that the unit's operations have begun or ceased depending on where they were physically located. So today we uncase the 67th's colors and welcome them back to the Lion Brigade to begin training operations here in the continental United States. The colors in front of you today represent Soldiers that met every challenge put in front of them and never once failed. They wrote their own story in a lineage that goes back to 1842. Welcome back to the Lion Brigade and the XVIII Airborne Corps."
"We're ready to delve back into our training in preparation for our next mission," said Cage in her remarks. "We deployed as a team, worked together and came home together. Sergeant Major Teague and myself saw the best of our battalions Soldiers and capabilities even during the most challenging missions. It was difficult being away from our families, however having our rear detachment team here to support and help family members during our deployment was extremely pivotal to our success down range.
With the return of the Lighting Force Battalion the Lion Brigade is now back in full force here at Fort Gordon, and training will again commence as the unit becomes ready to provide support wherever, whenever.