On The Home Front: Welcome Home

By Sgt. Robert Strain, 1st Cavalry Division Public AffairsNovember 6, 2007

Brenham, Texas, native Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones, with the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, welcomes home his fiancé, Sgt. 1st Class Paisely Vann, a Baxley, Ga., native with the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, during a Welcome Home ceremony Nov. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas. The couple, who got engaged during Paisley's leave from Iraq in August, has not yet set a wedding date. Approximately 150 First Team troopers returned to Central Texas after more than a year deployed to Iraq.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brenham, Texas, native Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones, with the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, welcomes home his fiancé, Sgt. 1st Class Paisely Vann, a Baxley, Ga., native with the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, during a Welcome Home ceremony Nov. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas. The couple, who got engaged during Paisley's leave from Iraq in August, has not yet set a wedding date. Approximately 150 First Team troopers returned to Central Texas after more than a year deployed to Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Robert J. Strain, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hundreds of friends and family members cheer as 150 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers walk across Fort Hood's Cooper Field Nov. 5 during a Welcome Home Ceremony. Soldiers from the division's 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 15th Sustainment Brigade and the Division Special Troops Battalion returned home to Fort Hood after serving 15 months in Iraq.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hundreds of friends and family members cheer as 150 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers walk across Fort Hood's Cooper Field Nov. 5 during a Welcome Home Ceremony. Soldiers from the division's 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 15th Sustainment Brigade and the Division Special Troops Battalion returned home to Fort Hood after serving 15 months in Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Robert J. Strain, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Two-year-old Ryan Burke races to greet his father, Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Burke, a Penbroke Pines, Fla., native with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, during a Welcome Home ceremony for 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers returning home to Fort Hood, Texas Nov. 5. Approximately 150 First Team troopers returned to Central Texas after more than a year in Iraq.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two-year-old Ryan Burke races to greet his father, Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Burke, a Penbroke Pines, Fla., native with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, during a Welcome Home ceremony for 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers returning home to Fort Hood, Texas Nov. 5. Approximately 150 First Team troopers returned to Central Texas after more than a year in Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Robert Strain, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL