New Soldiers welcomed, old friends missed

By Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cavalry Division Public AffairsJanuary 31, 2008

Col. Aundre Piggee, 15th Sustainment Brigade commander, addresses the Soldiers, officers, and civilians in attendance at the hail and farewell dinner Jan. 25.  Family members of many of those being honored at the dinner were present.  The spouses of those leaving were presented with a certificate acknowledging the support the spouses give to the service members.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Aundre Piggee, 15th Sustainment Brigade commander, addresses the Soldiers, officers, and civilians in attendance at the hail and farewell dinner Jan. 25. Family members of many of those being honored at the dinner were present. The spouses of those leaving were presented with a certificate acknowledging the support the spouses give to the service members. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey (left), officer in charge of support operations for 15th Sustainment Brigade, bids farewell to Lt. Col. Bonnie Hartstein (right), brigade surgeon for 15th SB, and presents her with a certificate.  Everyone leaving the brigade or 15th Special Troops Battalion was given a certificate or plaque to thank them.  Aubrey himself was bid farewell later in evening, as he was also leaving the brigade.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey (left), officer in charge of support operations for 15th Sustainment Brigade, bids farewell to Lt. Col. Bonnie Hartstein (right), brigade surgeon for 15th SB, and presents her with a certificate. Everyone leaving the brigade or 15th Special Troops Battalion was given a certificate or plaque to thank them. Aubrey himself was bid farewell later in evening, as he was also leaving the brigade. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Russell Cavin, 15th Sustainment Brigade's deputy commander, throws his hands up in a gesture to stop the laughing as someone in the crowd jokes about him.  Cavin was bid farewell at the dinner along with 16 other non-commissioned and commissioned officers from both the 15th Sus. Bde., and 15th Special Troops Battalion.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Russell Cavin, 15th Sustainment Brigade's deputy commander, throws his hands up in a gesture to stop the laughing as someone in the crowd jokes about him. Cavin was bid farewell at the dinner along with 16 other non-commissioned and commissioned officers from both the 15th Sus. Bde., and 15th Special Troops Battalion. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Bryan Carter, personnel officer in charge for 15th Sustainment Brigade, pauses for a moment to adjust his Stetson during his "goodbye" speech at a hail and farewell dinner, Jan. 25. During his speech, Carter choked up as he described the relationship between Col. Aundre Piggee, the brigade's commander and himself as that of brothers.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Bryan Carter, personnel officer in charge for 15th Sustainment Brigade, pauses for a moment to adjust his Stetson during his "goodbye" speech at a hail and farewell dinner, Jan. 25. During his speech, Carter choked up as he described the relationship between Col. Aundre Piggee, the brigade's commander and himself as that of brothers. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL