'Tropic Lightning Division' embarks on new deployment

By Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeNovember 24, 2010

Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, affixes an Iraqi Surge Campaign Streamer onto the division colors, honoring the 25th Infantry Division's service in northern Iraq during the "Troop Surge" from summer 2006 to early 2007, during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. Mixon commanded the division during this period of time and expressed his honor to award the collective efforts of the Tropic Lightning Division Soldiers during this tour of duty. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, affixes an Iraqi Surge Campaign Streamer onto the division colors, honoring the 25th Infantry Division's service in northern Iraq during the "Troop Surge" from summer 2006 to early 2007, during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. Mixon commanded the division during this period of time and expressed his honor to award the collective efforts of the Tropic Lightning Division Soldiers during this tour of duty. (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
Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division (right) and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., prepare the division colors to be cased during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The casing of the colors represents symbolizes preparing the unit for deployment and readying the colors for travel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division (right) and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., prepare the division colors to be cased during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The casing of the colors represents symbolizes preparing the unit for deployment and readying the colors for travel. (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
Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division (right) and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., case the division colors during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The casing of the colors represents symbolizes preparing the unit for deployment and readying the colors for travel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division (right) and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., case the division colors during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The casing of the colors represents symbolizes preparing the unit for deployment and readying the colors for travel. (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
First Sgt. Robert Jones, first sergeant, Headquarters Support Company (HSC), Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN), leads a formation of HSC Soldiers onto Sills Field during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The deployment ceremony marks the departure of HHBN and the division headquarters to their fourth deployment since the attacks on 9/11. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Sgt. Robert Jones, first sergeant, Headquarters Support Company (HSC), Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN), leads a formation of HSC Soldiers onto Sills Field during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The deployment ceremony marks the departure of HHBN and the division headquarters to their fourth deployment since the attacks on 9/11. (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
Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific (left), and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, inspect the companies of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The deployment ceremony marks the departure of HHBN and the division headquarters to their fourth deployment since the attacks on 9/11. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific (left), and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, inspect the companies of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The deployment ceremony marks the departure of HHBN and the division headquarters to their fourth deployment since the attacks on 9/11. (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
Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division (right) and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., case the division colors during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The casing of the colors represents symbolizes preparing the unit for deployment and readying the colors for travel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mahlet Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division (right) and Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., case the division colors during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24. The casing of the colors represents symbolizes preparing the unit for deployment and readying the colors for travel. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mahlet Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Mahlet Tesfaye, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL