Big Red One band tours Iraq

By Spc. Roland HaleOctober 31, 2010

Staff Sgt. Gregory Hyson, lead guitarist for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays a riff for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Gregory Hyson, lead guitarist for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays a riff for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne, the senior enlisted Soldier of the 1st Infantry Division, sings along during a performance by his division's official rock band, Controlled Detonation. The band is the last group of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne, the senior enlisted Soldier of the 1st Infantry Division, sings along during a performance by his division's official rock band, Controlled Detonation. The band is the last group of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Michelle Spinazzola, a lead singer for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, hits a high note for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Michelle Spinazzola, a lead singer for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, hits a high note for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Gregory Hyson, lead guitarist for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays a riff for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Gregory Hyson, lead guitarist for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays a riff for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Jonathan Akhondi, a lead singer for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, performs for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jonathan Akhondi, a lead singer for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, performs for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Myron Zenker, drummer for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Myron Zenker, drummer for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Gregory Hyson, lead guitarist for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays a riff for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Gregory Hyson, lead guitarist for Controlled Detonation, the 1st Infantry Division's official rock band, plays a riff for troops on Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 30. Controlled Detonation is the last Army band of its type in Iraq, and frequently tours the country to perform for service members. On their latest tour, the band performed for troops with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Spc. Roland Hale) VIEW ORIGINAL