North Carolina brigade takes lead of 20th chapter for US forces in Kosovo
U.S. Army Col. Vernon Simpson, commander of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, accepts the NATO colors from Italian Maj. Gen. Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, the Kosovo Force commanding general, during a Multinational Battle Group-East transfer of authority ceremony July 9, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The 30th ABCT, an Army National Guard unit from North Carolina, will lead a multinational force supporting NATO’s peace mission in Kosovo for approximately nine months. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erick Yates, Multinational Battle Group-East)