Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Transfer of Authority Ceremony

Yesterday was the transfer of authority ceremony from the outgoing 1-178 IN ILARNG to the Wildhorse Squadron. We were very pleased to have in attendance Nevada's own Governor Jim Gibbons and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois. In addition, Governor Lutfallah Mashal of Laghman Province was in attendance. During the ceremony the outgoing and incoming commanders made speeches along with both U.S. governors and PRT Commanders. Security was tight and fortunately everyone had a safe day. After the ceremony Governor Gibbons visited with and took pictures with the troops. He was then guided on a walking tour of FOB Methar Lam. The Governor seemed very interested and asked a lot of questions. Following the tour both Govenors thanked us for our service and hospitality and moved on via helicopter to their next destination. Connection speed is very slow but more pictures will soon follow.