Patriot Watches Over 50 States

By Capt. David W Eastburn (USARPAC)June 22, 2009

TORII STATION, Japan - A Patriot missile launch station stands ready in the distance as flags representing all 50 of the United States provide a colorful backdrop for the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery's change-of-command ceremony on June 17 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan where Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff became the first female commander in the history of the Snake Eye Battalion.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TORII STATION, Japan - A Patriot missile launch station stands ready in the distance as flags representing all 50 of the United States provide a colorful backdrop for the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery's change-of-command ceremony on June 17 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan where Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff became the first female commander in the history of the Snake Eye Battalion. (Photo Credit: David W. Eastburn (94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command) VIEW ORIGINAL