Friday, May 27, 2011

Squadron Change of Command

I went to the Havoc troop change of command ceremony a few months back and it was not at all decked out like it was for the squadron commanding officer change of command that happened yesterday. The 173rd Airborne brigade commander was there to speak, their was a band, and caterers for the reception buffet. I also took a video of 'The passing of the colors' which is a ritual in the US Army for when the commander gives his command to the new commander. The former first lady (Commanders wife) was given red roses and the new first lady (incoming commanders wife) was given yellow carnations.

The band

incoming commander speaking

outgoing commander speaking

 You can watch the Passing of the Colors when you click here

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