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PICTURE OF THE DAY: 4-2 Stryker Brigade Soldiers Arrive in Afghanistan

Incoming personnel from 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. unloaded from the aircraft and received briefings before settling in to the base for their nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Check out this photo snapped by Army Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth of recently deployed 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord arrive in Afghanistan.

For more pictures and information about the JBLM brigade's arrival, check out the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.

Bobby Powell November 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Proud of you guys! It's a honor to be an American knowing we have brave men and women who are willing to defend our freedom! Prayers go out to each one of you to come home safe and thank you again for all you do. Sincerely, Robert T Powell Proud father of a 38th Engineer Soldier. God peace be with you! Amen
Paul Markovsky November 15, 2012 at 04:31 PM
God bless all of u brave souls god be with u
Julie Massaro November 15, 2012 at 05:55 PM
My son just deployed from Fort Lewis to Afghanistan...God bless you all and thank you for the sacrifices you are making for our liberty! Come home safe...
Christel Collins November 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
God bless them on deployment and to there families who miss them. My son is going to JBLM after he is done with basic next month and will be on a stryker team. I am so proud of anyone who is willing to volunteer for service to our country.
Margaret Adcock November 15, 2012 at 07:08 PM
This is my son's unit! Prayers to him and the 4/2. God speed to everyone!
athena charles November 15, 2012 at 07:26 PM
My son to deployed from ft Lewis god bless him and all the soldiers there now
Sherry Little November 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM
My son just deployed from Ft Hood. God bless them all!!!
Dana L. Taylor November 15, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Like so many of you my son deployed with this unit. He was ready to go and ready to serve, just like his commrades. God's speed, you're brave soldiers and make us all PROUD of you! Dana Taylor (USAF) Peterson AFB, CO
Brent Champaco November 15, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Thank you, all military personnel, for protecting our country. And thank you, family members for supporting your sons, daughters, husbands, wives and loved ones. You all should be extremely proud.
Dee Dads November 16, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I know that she'll hump it with out complaint or fail, but would any of your big strapping sons, consider trading their M4 for my daughters 249SAW... haven't a clue why the 4/2 would issue females the SAW: guess it's an Army thing.
Michael Schrader November 17, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Dear soldiers my son AJ is with you guys, he does not know what he's getting into. veterans over there teach him and give him wisdom he wants to be a good soldier , thank you
Patti Madorin December 02, 2012 at 11:10 PM
My son Brandon Maddox just deployed from Fort Lewis to Afghanistan...God bless you all and thank you for the sacrifices you are all making for our liberty! Come home safe...
Brent Champaco December 03, 2012 at 05:01 PM
To all you parents, wives, husband, family and friends of soldiers who are deployed - thank you so much. You all sacrifice so much. We owe you a special debt of gratitude, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. Just wanted to say that.
Jessie Riley February 07, 2013 at 01:47 AM
My fiance Justin Gonzales was deployed with that group of men. They are very strong and brave and all are hero's to me and not many will risk their lives for others. Thank you and come home safe <3

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