During the first few days of Donna and Sheri's visit, the three of us were able to attend the Regimental Change of Command Ceremony.* Troy was acting as a Platoon Commander and got to yell out orders to his group of Marines. The Marine Band was there as well and it was a very motivating ceremony. Enjoy some pictures from the day!
* Change of Command * When a regiment switches leaders. In this case, Col Williamson replaced Col Gentry as the man in charge of 12th Marine Regiment.
|Sheri and Donna ready for the ceremony.|
|Troy's Battalion, 3rd Btn 12th Marines. This means he is a part of 12th Marines, the Regiment that was changing command.|
|Troy marching along during the ceremony, making sure his Marines look good.|
|Troy is in the back saluting the Colonel.|
|Troy is not in this pic, but I think it is pretty awesome how they are all mid-march.|
|The new Colonel telling the Marines he is proud to be the leader of such a great group of Devil Dogs. :)|
After the Colonel's gave their speeches, the platoons marched by and saluted their new leader. Troy got to lead his platoon in front of the new big wig!
|Marching up and getting ready to shoot his big gun....|
|I mean salute. ;)|
|He saluted for the entire platoon and yelled out some orders. The three of us were so proud!|
|The 777 Howitzer. It is Troy's job to shoot these.|
|The III MEF Band was SO good!|
After the ceremony, Troy took us to see his new office.
|In front of Troy's work building.|
Tune in soon for some of our adventures with Donna and Sheri!