101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions Transfer of Authority Ceremony
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The official party salutes during the National Anthem during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan 18, 2019. The 101st ESB served nine mo... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions Transfer of Authority Ceremony
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Peter Lebron, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, sings the national anthem during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan 18, 2019. The 101st ESB served nine mont... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Joseph Miller and Sergeant Maj. James Milligan, 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, salute after uncasing their colors during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Ian Seagriff and Master Sgt. John Reid, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, salute prior to casing their colors during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions Transfer of Authority Ceremony
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Nikki Griffin Olive, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), speaks during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on Jan 18, 2019. The 101st ESB served nine ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Paul Sparks, 160th Theater Strategic Signal Brigade, speaks during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan 18, 2019. The 101st ESB served nine months in support of O... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Joseph Miller, 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, speaks during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan 18, 2019. The 98st ESB will assume the duties of the 10... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Paul Sparks and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Napier, 160th Theater Strategic Signal Brigade, and Lt. Col. Ian Seagriff, 101st Expeditionary Signal, pose after the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Ian Seagriff, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, speaks during the transfer of authority ceremony between 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan 18, 2019. The 98st ESB will assume the duties of the 10... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- The 101st and 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalions held a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on Jan 18, 2019.

The 101st ESB, an Army National Guard unit headquartered in Yonkers, New York, has served nine months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield, providing communications support for more than a dozen operating sites in some seven countries across the Middle East as part of the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

The 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, headquartered in Mesa, Arizona will assume the mission following the transfer of authority.

Brig. Gen. Nikki Griffin Olive, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) commander, thanked Soldiers from the 101st ESB for their service and efforts and challenged the 98th ESB Soldiers during her remarks. Griffin Olive also emphasized to Soldiers about thanking their families who are the unsung heroes when deployments happen.

An awards ceremony recognizing the accomplishment of Soldiers in the 101st ESB immediately followed the transfer of authority.