Troops Sendoff 04-02-14
Photos by John Ehlke
Family members wave good bye as members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment load onto a bus on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez of Slinger talks with his fellow soldiers during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Paulette Ramey of Sheboygan gives her brother, Sam Ramey, a hug before the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. An American Flag is used for the backdrop of the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Rita Juarez of Slinger talks with her son, Isaiah, 12, while they watch family member and Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar speaks to the troops during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Gov. Scott Walker addresses the troops and family members during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Rita Juarez of Slinger rests her head on the shoulders of her husband, Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015.<br/><br/> Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewskum hugs family members during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum kisses his wife, Jasmine, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum gives his daughter, Paytin, 2, a kiss during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum gives his daughter, Paytin, 2, a kiss during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum hugs his brother, Shayden Stoffel, 8, of Campbellsport during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. The bags for the troops during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez of Slinger kisses his wife, Rita, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez of Slinger holds his son, Isaiah, 12,  during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez of Slinger talks to his son, Isaiah, 12,  during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez of Slinger holds his son's hand, Isaiah, 12,  during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum smiles as he picks up his daughter, Paytin, 2, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy holds the head of his  fiancŽe, Carri Forbes, as the two hold their nine-month old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy begins to cry as he and his fiancŽe, Carri Forbes, hold their nine-month old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Carri Forbes holds the head of her fiancŽ, Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy, as the two hold their nine-month old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy and fiancŽe Carri Forbes lean in close as Paske holds their nine-moth old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy clutches his nine-moth old son, Mason, as his fiancŽe consoles during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015.<br/><br/> Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez gives his wife, Rita, a hug before leaving during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015.<br/><br/>
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