Preparing for the homecoming

By Staff Sgt. Robert J Strain (3rd ESC)October 11, 2007

Brinkley, Ark., native Renee Hicks (front) and Columbia, S.C., natives Beth Whitten (right) and Jenny Whitten (middle), make signs during a Family Readiness Group meeting Oct. 6 to be held up by waiting family members at the homecoming ceremonies for the Soldiers of the 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division when they return to Fort Hood later this month from Iraq. The FRG also put together personalized baskets of snacks and hygiene items to place in the barracks rooms of single Soldiers when they return to Fort Hood.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brinkley, Ark., native Renee Hicks (front) and Columbia, S.C., natives Beth Whitten (right) and Jenny Whitten (middle), make signs during a Family Readiness Group meeting Oct. 6 to be held up by waiting family members at the homecoming ceremonies for the Soldiers of the 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division when they return to Fort Hood later this month from Iraq. The FRG also put together personalized baskets of snacks and hygiene items to place in the barracks rooms of single Soldiers when they return to Fort Hood. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Robert Strain, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Kids from the 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, decorate signs during a battalion Family Readiness Group meeting Oct. 6. The signs will be placed inside the barracks rooms of single Soldiers when they return from Iraq. The battalion has already welcomed home a handful of advance party troopers and expects to receive the first large group of Soldiers later this month, according to Capt. Stephanie Harris, the battalion's rear detachment commander and native of Somerset, Ky.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Kids from the 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, decorate signs during a battalion Family Readiness Group meeting Oct. 6. The signs will be placed inside the barracks rooms of single Soldiers when they return from Iraq. The battalion has already welcomed home a handful of advance party troopers and expects to receive the first large group of Soldiers later this month, according to Capt. Stephanie Harris, the battalion's rear detachment commander and native of Somerset, Ky. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Robert Strain, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL