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NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The 704th Brigade Support Battalion of Fort Carson, Colo., assumed responsibility of support operations for Task Force Mountain Warrior June 29 in a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty, relieving the 201st Brigade Support Battalion of Fort Hood, Texas.
The 704th Brigade Support Battalion, or Task Force Blacksmith, is assigned to Task Force Mountain Warrior while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The ceremony included an uncasing of the battalion’s colors by Lt. Col. Robert A. Law, of Richfield, Conn., and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry A. Parks, of Tulsa, Okla., symbolizing the unit’s readiness and authority over the area of operations. Task Force Blacksmith will face challenging terrain in eastern Afghanistan as they support other units in Task Force Mountain Warrior.
“To the Blacksmiths: you are a disciplined, physically fit, and professional unit. You are more ready than any other brigade support battalion in our Army for this mission,” said Col. Randy A. George, Commander, Task Force Mountain Warrior.
Law discussed the 704th’s hard work during the past year’s train up at Fort Carson in preparation for this deployment to Afghanistan.
“Blacksmiths, thank you for (your) dedication to the mission over the past year,” said Law.
Task Force Blacksmith will continue running support operations in eastern for through the duration of their 12-month deployment.
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