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By Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsJanuary 3, 2008

CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- As his fellow 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division comrades surround him, Salem, S.C. native Pfc. Justin Hines (third from left), a 2nd BCT mechanic, says hello to his mother, during a New Year's Eve celebration at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 31, via a live-video satellite feed which was broadcast to various media outlets. Maj. Randall Baucom (right), public affairs officer for the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, helped to organize the video coverage for the event.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- As his fellow 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division comrades surround him, Salem, S.C. native Pfc. Justin Hines (third from left), a 2nd BCT mechanic, says hello to his mother, during a New Year's Eve celebration at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 31, via a live-video satellite feed which was broadcast to various media outlets. Maj. Randall Baucom (right), public affairs officer for the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, helped to organize the video coverage for the event. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- St. Clair Shores, Mich. Spc. Ryan Hedblad, a mechanic for Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division participates in a hula hoop competition during New Year's Eve festivities at the mayor cell on Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 31.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- St. Clair Shores, Mich. Spc. Ryan Hedblad, a mechanic for Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division participates in a hula hoop competition during New Year's Eve festivities at the mayor cell on Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 31. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - At exactly one minute to midnight, military service members take photographs and countdown to 2008 as a ball decorated with multi-colored lights is lowered from a crane over the mayor's cell parking lot at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 31, signifying the ringing in of the New Year.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - At exactly one minute to midnight, military service members take photographs and countdown to 2008 as a ball decorated with multi-colored lights is lowered from a crane over the mayor's cell parking lot at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 31, signifying the ringing in of the New Year. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL