2-8 Cav transfers responsibility

By Spc. Bailey Kramer, 1BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsOctober 18, 2012

FORT HOOD, Texas " Joyce Tabb, mother of Hamlin, Texas native Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (not shown), the outgoing senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, receives a bouquet of red roses during her son's change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10. Austin chose his mother to receive the gift of roses for her dedication and sacrifice during his 26-year career with the United States Army.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT HOOD, Texas " Joyce Tabb, mother of Hamlin, Texas native Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (not shown), the outgoing senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, receives a bouquet of red roses during her son's change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10. Austin chose his mother to receive the gift of roses for her dedication and sacrifice during his 26-year career with the United States Army. (Photo Credit: Spc. Bailey Kramer, 1st Bde. Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div.) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT HOOD, Texas " Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (right), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, passes the battalion colors to Bartow, Ga. native, Lt. Col. Kelvin Brown (left), Stallion commander, during the change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT HOOD, Texas " Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (right), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, passes the battalion colors to Bartow, Ga. native, Lt. Col. Kelvin Brown (left), Stallion commander, during the change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10. (Photo Credit: Spc. Bailey Kramer, 1st Bde. Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div.) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT HOOD, Texas " Long Island, N.Y. native, Command Sgt. Maj. David L'Elie (right), current senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to take charge of his battalion formation, following the change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT HOOD, Texas " Long Island, N.Y. native, Command Sgt. Maj. David L'Elie (right), current senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to take charge of his battalion formation, following the change of responsibility ceremony, here, Oct. 10. (Photo Credit: Spc. Bailey Kramer, 1st Bde. Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div.) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT HOOD, Texas " Rock Island, Ill. native, Col. Steve Gilland (right), commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, congratulates Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (left), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment for the Ironhorse Brigade, after his change of responsibility, here, Oct. 10. After 26 years, Austin is now retiring and settling down in Austin, Texas.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT HOOD, Texas " Rock Island, Ill. native, Col. Steve Gilland (right), commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, congratulates Hamlin, Texas native, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Austin (left), former senior noncommissioned officer of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment for the Ironhorse Brigade, after his change of responsibility, here, Oct. 10. After 26 years, Austin is now retiring and settling down in Austin, Texas. (Photo Credit: Spc. Bailey Kramer, 1st Bde. Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div.) VIEW ORIGINAL