Departure ceremony held for Kentucky Infantry company deploying to Horn of Africa with Virginia National Guard
Sgt. 1st Class Cody Ashcroft, a platoon sergeant with the of Bravo Company 1/149th Infantry Battalion, receives a farewell kiss from his mother, Cathy Sams, during a departure ceremony held at the Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Nov. 27, 2021. B-Co. will be deploying overseas for the first time in 10 years. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Damon)

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Photo by: Sgt. Matthew Damon |  VIRIN: 211127-Z-KT702-1233.JPG