Soldiers of HHC, 116 BCT Awarded Combat Action Badges
FOB WARRIOR, Iraq – Sixty-three Soldiers of HHC, 116 Brigade Combat Team were awarded the Combat Action Badges (CAB) by 116th BCT Commander, Brig. Gen. Alan Gayhart in a special ceremony October 19, at Forward Operating Base Warrior.
The Soldiers were personally awarded the CAB by Brig. Gen. Gayhart, for coming under attack and engaging hostile forces in Iraq.
Brig. Gen. Gayhart commended these Soldiers of HHC, 116 BCT for their efforts here in Iraq.
The 116th BCT was mobilized in support of the global war on terrorism in June 2004. The unit’s multi-faceted mission in Iraq includes security training and operations, aiding the Iraqi government, supporting economic and infrastructure development, and facilitating communications.
The 116th BCT includes headquarters and staff sections, two armor battalions, a mechanized infantry battalion, a support battalion, a field artillery battalion, an engineer battalion, and various intelligence, signal, and specialized units. The 116 BCT is one of several Army National Guard units deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. (by 116th BCT PAO, CENTCOM)
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