143d ESC Soldiers prepare to deploy
A volunteer from United States Overseas Central Florida Chapter hands a slice of cake to U.S. Army Sgt. Nicole Browne, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), during a deployment ceremony conducted Feb. 24, 2018, at the Clarion Inn in Orlando, Fla. Members from USO Central Florida provided cake, snacks, and refreshments to the hundreds of Soldiers and family members who attended the event. The ceremony honored Browne and approximately 200 of her fellow Soldiers from the 143d ESC who volunteered to leave their friends and loved ones to embark on a year-long deployment to the Middle East where they will oversee sustainment operations for three peacekeeping operations within Central Command's theater of operations. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)