For members of the armed forces and their families, deployment yearbooks say what words cannot

When members of the 304th Brigade returned home to Texas after a yearlong deployment in Iraq this past November, they were greeted by more than just excited family and friends at Fort Bliss. Also waiting in the wings at the coming home ceremony was Army Sgt. Maj. Doris Long, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the 304th.Next to Long were stacks of freshly printed and hard-bound “deployment yearbooks.” Delivered with only three days to spare, the pages of 304th Brigade’s deployment yearbook capture the unit’s journey, as well serve as a historical record of the deployment. The book provides insight into the life of a… Read More

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