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September 11, 2013 at 2:16pm

4-2 SBCT uncased colors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Col. Michael Getchell, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Oscar Vinson uncase 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division’s colors at Watkins Field Sept. 11.

The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders" uncased their unit colors on Watkins Field, Lewis Main, Sept. 11.

The ceremony symbolized the unit's return to Joint Base Lewis-McChord following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

"This day, 9/11, is why we serve," Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza, 7th Infantry Division Commander, said.

Two Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division straighten their unit's ribbons before the brigade uncased its colors. 

September 30, 2013 at 10:00pm

Video: Pres. Obama says military will remain on duty

Pres. Barack Obama sent a message via video to American military and Defense Department personnel stationed around the world at midnight on Tuesday (EST), assuring them they will remain on duty after Congress missed a midnight deadline to avert a partial government shutdown. Obama signed a bill Monday that protects military pay while the government is shut down.

LINK: Information for soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

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