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Ft. Carson Soldiers Head to Afghanistan

Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group.

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Pfc. Dallis Ladner glances at his cell phone while waiting to board a flight to Afghanistan. Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, walk out on the tarmac to board a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, walk out on the tarmac to board a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, walk out on the tarmac to board a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Pfc. Devin Anderson and other Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May 6, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. Pfc Anderson's home state is West Virginia. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tennant speaks about the history of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team with the 4th I.D. before it is encased for the trip to Afghanistan. Sgt. Joshua King is holding the flag. Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Col. Monté Rone, Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, speaks in front of the brigade flag before the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers on board the flight were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Col. Monté Rone, Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tennant (left to right) prepare the flag to be encased. Fort Carson Soldiers were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Col. Monté Rone, Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tennant (left to right) prepare the flag to be encased. Fort Carson Soldiers were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Col. Monté Rone, Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (center, right) gets a hug from Lt. Col. David Wilson, before Rone and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tennant (right) board a plane to Afghanistan. Fort Carson Soldiers were boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Col. Monté Rone heads up the steps to board a plane to Afghanistan. Fort Carson Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were preparing and boarding a plane for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May , 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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