U.S. Army units transfer authority of PATRIOT responsibilities

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lisa Bartel, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery commander, uncases the unit’s colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Dec. 13, 2013, at a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey. The 5-7 ADA took over the responsibility from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery of providing PATRIOT missile air defense capabilities as part of a multinational NATO mission to protect Turkey from Syrian ballistic missile threats. The 5-7 ADA deployed from their home station at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis)

PHOTO BY: st Lt. David Liapis
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