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Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Casing Ceremony

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team had a casing ceremony right before they departed. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat.

CASING CEREMONY
The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division make their way onto the plane before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team had a casing ceremony right before they departed. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY
The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division make their way onto the plane before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. Tucker helped with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's casing ceremony right before they departed which had the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY
The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division make their way across the tarmac to the plane before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team had a casing ceremony right before they departed. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY
The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division make their way onto the plane before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. Tucker helped with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's casing ceremony right before they departed which had the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division soldiers relax at the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018 before their deployment to Afghanistan. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division soldiers relax at the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018 before their deployment to Afghanistan. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division soldiers relax at the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018 before their deployment to Afghanistan. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY
The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division make their way onto the plane before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team had a casing ceremony right before they departed. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY
2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division leaders Brigade commander Col. Dave Zinn, left, and Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Anton J. Hillig, right, perform the casing ceremony right before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY
2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division leaders Brigade commander Col. Dave Zinn, left, and Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Anton J. Hillig, right, perform the casing ceremony right before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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CASING CEREMONY

2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division leaders perform the casing ceremony right before they deployed to Afghanistan from the Arrival Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) at Colorado Springs Airport on Thursday March 1, 2018. This is a ceremony where the brigade's leaders put its flag into a case for transport to the warzone. It's a symbolic way for the Army to signal its readiness for combat. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE, THE GAZETTE

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