Thursday, June 10, 2010

Desert Warriors {1916th Support Battalion Change of Command Ceremony}

I love all the tradition and pride that is part of a Change of Command Ceremony, and it was truly an honor to capture this moment for LTC Bill Davis and his family...

As they celebrated his Command of the 1916th Support Battalion here at Fort Irwin, it was so touching to see the pride on his family's face. {I caught Zach's tears while his Dad was thanking his family during his farewell speech}

For those of you who haven't been to a Change of Command, the passing of the Guidon {below} symbolizes the transition. Here the CSM of the Battalion passed the Guidon to the out-going Commander, LTC. Davis, who then passes it to the Brigade Commander, COL Gaffney. COL Gaffney then passes the Guidon to the new Battalion Commander, LTC Kalamaris.

Congratulations on all your success here at Fort Irwin! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this special day...I've loved getting to know your family over the past two years, and will miss seeing you all around post. Please keep in touch!! Enjoy your new adventures, and safe travels as you head to D.C.

Welcome to Fort Irwin, LTC Kalamaris!

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