USF-I commander visits Air Cav

By 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-CMarch 15, 2010

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Shortly after arriving on Taji airfield, Gen. Ray Odierno (left), from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces - Iraq, shakes the hand of Col. Douglas Gabram (center), from Cleveland, Ohio, commander, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, as Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (right), from Dallas, brigade command sergeant major, 1st ACB,  looks on, March 9. Odierno was visiting the 1st ACB troopers to hear about their lessons learned during the deployment and to congratulate them as they begin their transition from Iraq to the U.S.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Shortly after arriving on Taji airfield, Gen. Ray Odierno (left), from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces - Iraq, shakes the hand of Col. Douglas Gabram (center), from Cleveland, Ohio, commander, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, as Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela (right), from Dallas, brigade command sergeant major, 1st ACB, looks on, March 9. Odierno was visiting the 1st ACB troopers to hear about their lessons learned during the deployment and to congratulate them as they begin their transition from Iraq to the U.S. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - First sergeants and company commanders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, listen as Gen. Ray Odierno, commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, speaks to them during a visit to the brigade, March 10. "I want to thank you for your dedication to your units, your Soldiers and the mission here," Odierno said. "I ask you during the last 35 days of your deployment to remain alert and not get complacent."
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - First sergeants and company commanders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, listen as Gen. Ray Odierno, commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, speaks to them during a visit to the brigade, March 10. "I want to thank you for your dedication to your units, your Soldiers and the mission here," Odierno said. "I ask you during the last 35 days of your deployment to remain alert and not get complacent." (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Capt. Adam Reeves, company commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, asks a question of Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, during a town hall meeting with Odierno, March 9. Odierno met with brigade leadership and was briefed about the Air Cav's current deployment.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Capt. Adam Reeves, company commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, asks a question of Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, during a town hall meeting with Odierno, March 9. Odierno met with brigade leadership and was briefed about the Air Cav's current deployment. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, speaks to leadership from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, during a visit, March 10. "We've learned a lot about our aviation capabilities during the last seven years," Odierno said. "This aviation brigade will be a major player in the future in whatever we (the Army) do."
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, speaks to leadership from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, during a visit, March 10. "We've learned a lot about our aviation capabilities during the last seven years," Odierno said. "This aviation brigade will be a major player in the future in whatever we (the Army) do." (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - An MQ-1C Sky Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle provides an imposing backdrop, as Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, presents Sgt. Justin Palowitch, from Grayson, Ky., a UAV operator, Quick Reaction Capability 1, with his coin, during a visit March 9. Odierno presented other Air Cav Soldiers with coins following his speech to brigade leadership.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - An MQ-1C Sky Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle provides an imposing backdrop, as Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, presents Sgt. Justin Palowitch, from Grayson, Ky., a UAV operator, Quick Reaction Capability 1, with his coin, during a visit March 9. Odierno presented other Air Cav Soldiers with coins following his speech to brigade leadership. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL