U.S. Army units transfer authority of PATRIOT responsibilities

U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Dawber (left-center), 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery commander, prepares the unit’s colors for casing during a transfer of authority ceremony Dec. 13, 2013, at a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey. The 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery took over the responsibility of providing PATRIOT missile air defense capabilities as part of a multinational NATO mission to protect Turkey from Syrian ballistic missile threats. The 3-2 ADA, based at Fort Sill, Okla., spent nearly a year in Turkey after arriving at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in January 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis)

PHOTO BY: st Lt. David Liapis
VIRIN: 131213-F-MR661-018.JPG
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