3rd IBCT, 1AD Deployment

By MSG Kelly McCargoOctober 4, 2011

Sgt. 1st Class Ahmed Abdullah, Headquarters Troop, 1st Battalion, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and several hundred "Bulldog" Soldiers prepare to board their flight to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division).
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Ahmed Abdullah, Headquarters Troop, 1st Battalion, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and several hundred "Bulldog" Soldiers prepare to board their flight to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division). (Photo Credit: MSG Kelly McCargo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pvt. David Davis, D Co. 2nd Battalion, 5th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and several hundred "Bulldog" Soldiers prepare for their deployment to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division).
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pvt. David Davis, D Co. 2nd Battalion, 5th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and several hundred "Bulldog" Soldiers prepare for their deployment to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division). (Photo Credit: MSG Kelly McCargo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Several hundred 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers pray together prior to their deployment to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division).
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Several hundred 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers pray together prior to their deployment to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division). (Photo Credit: MSG Kelly McCargo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chap (Maj.) Don Vanalstyne, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, unit ministry team, conducts a brief sermon to several hundred "Bulldog" Soldiers prior to their flight to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division).
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chap (Maj.) Don Vanalstyne, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, unit ministry team, conducts a brief sermon to several hundred "Bulldog" Soldiers prior to their flight to Afghanistan, October 3, 2011. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas will be joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division). (Photo Credit: MSG Kelly McCargo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, Commanding General of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, tells several hundred 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, to take care of each other while deployed and reminds them they are part of a highly-trained and disciplined unit, October 3, 2011. The Soldiers boarded a plane bound to Afghanistan shortly after. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas are joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division).
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, Commanding General of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, tells several hundred 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, to take care of each other while deployed and reminds them they are part of a highly-trained and disciplined unit, October 3, 2011. The Soldiers boarded a plane bound to Afghanistan shortly after. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas are joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division). (Photo Credit: MSG Kelly McCargo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Command Sergeant Major, tells several hundred 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, that he spoke to senior leaders already deployed and they are excited about the "Bulldogs" Brigade's arrival to Afghanistan and he assured every Soldier "we will take care of your Families while you are deployed," October 3, 2011. The Soldiers boarded a plane bound to Afghanistan shortly after. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas are joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division).
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Command Sergeant Major, tells several hundred 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, that he spoke to senior leaders already deployed and they are excited about the "Bulldogs" Brigade's arrival to Afghanistan and he assured every Soldier "we will take care of your Families while you are deployed," October 3, 2011. The Soldiers boarded a plane bound to Afghanistan shortly after. Approximately 3,000 "Bulldog" Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas are joining a joint, combined NATO military coalition, comprised of U.S. Marines, Airmen and Sailors, and about 70 international militaries forces throughout Afghanistan. NATO forces mission is to respond to crises, and deter or defeat state and non-state aggression. NATO forces will also support the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. (Army Photo by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo, 1st Armored Division). (Photo Credit: MSG Kelly McCargo) VIEW ORIGINAL