April 9, 2003, 16:40 EST

Williams visits troops

BLACKSTONE, Va. - Maj. Gen. Claude Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, visited several units around Virginia as they trained for deployment missions.


Maj. Gen. Williams briefs soldiers of the 1710th Transportation Company during their training exercise at Ft. Pickett. The soldiers were ordered to active federal service on March 15, 2003 and are currently preparing for overseas deployment.


Maj. Gen. Williams presents a Virginia state flag that has been flow over the Capitol in Richmond to Capt. Joe Breeding and 1Sgt Ronald Culbertson of the 1032nd Transportation Company at Ft. Eustis, Va. The 1032nd Transportation Company entered active federal service on February 10th and deployed for the Gulf region on April 6.


Sgt. Carolyn Combs-Parlier listens as Maj. Gen. Williams briefs soldiers of the 1032nd Transportation Company before the unit departed Ft. Eustis, Va. for the Gulf region on April 6th. This is Sgt Combs-Parlier's deployment to the Gulf region. She was also mobilized for Desert Shield - Storm in 1990.

 


Maj. Gen. Williams briefs soldiers of the 189th Engineer Company during a recent visit to Ft. Eustis. The 189th Engineer Company was ordered to active federal service on January 21.



Maj. Gen. Williams briefs soldiers of the 1030th Engineer Battalion during a recent visit to the unit at Ft. Eustis, Va. The soldiers of the 1030th Engineer Battalion are preparing for deployment to the Gulf region. The unit was ordered to active federal service on March 15th. The 1030th Engineer Battalion was mobilized in support of Desert Shield - Storm in 1990. Maj. Gen. Williams, then Lt. Col. Williams commanded the battalion during that deployment.

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