27 January 2011

Goodbye E/1-30 IN

Wednesday was the Battalion Change of Command Ceremony for 2-3 BTB and also the casing of the colors for E/1-30 IN. Jack took command of E Co last March while they were deployed to Iraq. Due to the Army changing the structure of the engineers in the brigade combat teams and narrowing them down to one company within the brigade, E Co merged with another engineering company and made an entirely new company.

So on Wednesday we officially said "goodbye" to E Co.

Jack's been working lots of hours to get all the property handed over to the new company. Although his E Co command time has ended, his company command time is not yet over. In March, he will be taking over as commander for HHC/2-3 BTB. This also means I'll be changing FRGs as well. It was bittersweet saying good bye to all the great families we worked with but I'm hopeful that HHC will be full of more wonderful military families.

E/1-64 AR (on left) and E/1-30 IN (on right)
Merging to become C/2-3 BTB

Jack in front of his guidon

Brigade Commander and Battalion Commander approaching to do the casing of colors

Casing the colors

"Job well done"
Jack shaking the Brigade Commander's hand

Off go the colors

Battalion Change of Command

New Battalion Commander ready to take on the job!


MICHELE said...

I wish I understood what you just said. :/ Does this mean you guys are moving to a different base?

Joann said...

Congratulations on a job well done! Now onto the next challenge. Thanks for posting the great pictures. I almost felt like we were there.