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July 22, 2011

Mobilization
1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division honored with farewell party
PHOTO: Soldiers and Families and friends relax in the shade of the huge tent set up at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park. Photo by Tom Michele Soldiers and Families and friends relax in the shade of the huge tent set up at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division’s farewell party. The 1st, 34th, a Minnesota Army National Guard unit, trained at Fort McCoy to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photos by Tom Michele
PHOTO: Spc. Nahbahe Vice, his son, Thomas, and his wife, Rachel, share big smiles at Fort McCoy. Photo by Tom Michele
Spc. Nahbahe Vice, his son, Thomas, and his wife, Rachel, share big smiles while visiting at the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division’s farewell party at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park. Vice is with the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.
PHOTO: Eight gas grills sear steaks in a food preparation tent at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park. Photo by Tome Michele Eight gas grills sear steaks in a food preparation tent at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division’s farewell party. The St. Paul, Minn.-based Serving Our Troops organization, which is comprised of local businesses, hosted, set up and served Soldiers and their Family members. Clockwise, from left, are Nick Mancini and Peter Kern of Mancini’s Restaurant, and St. Paul-area volunteers John Regal, Dan Smith and Todd Hurley.
PHOTO: Pfc. Keith Schulze, left, and Staff Sgt. Julie Lewandowski load up their plates in one of six serving lines. Photo by Tom Michele Pfc. Keith Schulze, left, and Staff Sgt. Julie Lewandowski load up their plates in one of six serving lines in the serving tent at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division’s farewell party.
PHOTO: Cpl. Daniel Yanish and his fianceť, Emily, enjoy each other’s company. Photo by Tom michele Cpl. Daniel Yanish and his fianceť, Emily, enjoy each other’s company during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division farewell party. They were to be married four days after the party.

 

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