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23rd Engineers Redeployment to JBER

BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Staff Sgt. Bryan Comstock holds his daughter Stella Comstock after a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The ceremony officially marked the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Staff Sgt. Bryan Comstock holds his daughter Stella Comstock after a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The ceremony officially marked the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Staff Sgt. Bryan Comstock his wife Corine Comstock, son Bryson Comstock and new baby girl Stella Comstock after a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The ceremony officially marked the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Matthew Whitney holds the cased guidon as the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News LTC William Conde speaks as the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. Captain Patrick Billmann and first Sgt. Keith Nordlof uncase the guidon as Pfc. Matthew Whitney holds it during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Staff Sgt. Bryan Comstock holds his daughter Stella Comstock after a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The ceremony officially marked the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Staff Sgt. Bryan Comstock holds his daughter Stella Comstock after a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The ceremony officially marked the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Staff Sgt. Bryan Comstock his wife Corine Comstock, son Bryson Comstock and new baby girl Stella Comstock after a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The ceremony officially marked the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Matthew Whitney holds the cased guidon as the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News LTC William Conde speaks as the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News Captain Patrick Billmann, commander of the 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company, and Pfc. Matthew Whitney, holding the company guidon, stand at the ready before a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. Captain Patrick Billmann and first Sgt. Keith Nordlof uncase the guidon as Pfc. Matthew Whitney holds it during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN Anchorage Daily News The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company holds a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, March 29, 2013. The guidon was uncased during ceremony officially marking the return of the engineers from a nine month deployment in southern Afghanistan. The company worked clearing improvised explosive devices along often-used roads. 130329
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Dispatch