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:: 50th Brigade Honored
:: CSM Message
:: 108th Passes 6,000-hour Mark / Wing Passes UCI
:: 119th CSB Update
:: Controlled Burn at Warren Grove / A Day in the Life / Airman Top Cop
:: Armor Returns from GTMO
:: HET Back from Iraq
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:: 21st CST Trains
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:: Last Round
:: Family Assistance Centers & Family Readiness Centers
:: Guardlife Information

Guardlife - Volume 31, No. 2

Last Round: Rainbow Stretches over Iraq
By Staff Sgt. Duane M. Brown, 22nd MPAD

FORWARD OPERATING BASE, LIBERTY, TIKRIT, Iraq — In ceremonial fashion, honoring a job well done and welcoming the new, the 42nd Infantry Division assumed responsibility of Coalition efforts in Multinational Division - North Central, Iraq, Feb. 14.

In the ceremony, the torch was passed from Maj. Gen. John R. S. Batiste, 1st Infantry Division commander to Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, 42nd Infantry Division (ID) commander, signifying an official transfer of authority.

More than 22,000 Soldiers, more than 1,400 of which are assigned to the 42nd DISCOM, New Jersey Army National Guard; are under the command of the 42nd ID will support the multinational Division-North Central Iraq.

The 42nd was formed on August 5, 1917 at Camp Mill on Long Island, New York. It was composed of men from 26 handpicked states and the District of Columbia. Then Col. Douglas MacArthur, Division Chief of Staff, said, “The Division stretches like a rainbow from one end of America to the other.”