Media Release #16

CONTACT: Capt. Kyle Yonemura, 29th BCT PAO
DATE: January 12, 2006

29th BCT Conducts Transfer of Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOGISTICS SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, IRAQ—The colors of the 29th Brigade Combat Team were cased at a Transfer of Authority Ceremony held in front of the Joint Defense Operations Center at Logistics Support Area Anaconda on January 12, 2006, at 12:30 a.m.

The ceremony marked the 48th Brigade Combat Team’s assumption of the mission of securing LSA Anaconda from the 29th Brigade Combat Team. Although the mission of base defense has been assigned to the 48th Brigade Combat Team, the majority of the activities associated with base defense at LSA Anaconda will be carried out by the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, a subordinate unit of the 48th Brigade Combat Team.

At the ceremony, the 29th Brigade flag was furled then placed in a protective sheath in preparation for its trip home to Hawaii, where the brigade is based.