'Wings of Lightning' Brigade welcomed home

By Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeOctober 5, 2010

The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Color Guard leads the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment onto Wheeler Army Airfield for a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Color Guard leads the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment onto Wheeler Army Airfield for a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (left), salutes the brigade's Color Guard, alongside Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, during a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (left), salutes the brigade's Color Guard, alongside Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, during a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), uncases the  brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Jess Ruiz, command sergeant major, 25th CAB (left), during a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), uncases the brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Jess Ruiz, command sergeant major, 25th CAB (left), during a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (left), addresses a formation of Soldiers representing the brigade's squadron and battalions, alongside Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, during a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (left), addresses a formation of Soldiers representing the brigade's squadron and battalions, alongside Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, during a redeployment ceremony honoring the brigade's return to Hawaii following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05. During the ceremony, friends, family and guests witnessed the squadron and battalions of the 25th CAB uncase their respective colors, officially returning to service on Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. David Francis, commander,  2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, stands before a formation of his Soldiers during the 25th CAB redeployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, Oct. 05. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. David Francis, commander, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, stands before a formation of his Soldiers during the 25th CAB redeployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, Oct. 05. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division; Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade; and Soldiers render hand salute during the playing of the National Anthem during the 25th CAB redeployment ceremony at wheeler Army Air field, Hawaii, Oct. 05. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division; Col. Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade; and Soldiers render hand salute during the playing of the National Anthem during the 25th CAB redeployment ceremony at wheeler Army Air field, Hawaii, Oct. 05. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, leads his battalion commanders  during a simultaneous uncasing of the brigade and unit colors as a symbol of 25th CAB's return home from a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq , during the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade redeployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, Oct. 05. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col Mike D. Lundy, commander, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, leads his battalion commanders during a simultaneous uncasing of the brigade and unit colors as a symbol of 25th CAB's return home from a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq , during the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade redeployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, Oct. 05. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Mahlet S. Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL