Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division ride on the bus from Fort Carson to the airport as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division ride on the bus from Fort Carson to the airport as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load onto buses headed for the airport as they prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load onto buses headed for the airport as they prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

First Lt. Olivia Albright stands for a portrait at Fort Carson as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

First Lt. Olivia Albright stands for a portrait at Fort Carson as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Pfc. Carlos Pabon stands for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Pfc. Carlos Pabon stands for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load their bags onto transport vehicles as they prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load their bags onto transport vehicles as they prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Sgt. Jason Bogle hugs his wife Beula Bogle and kisses his one-year-old daughter, Trinity Bogle, goodbye as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado

Sgt. Jason Bogle hugs his wife Beula Bogle and kisses his one-year-old daughter, Trinity Bogle, goodbye as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Private Cain Knight hugs his son, Noah Knight, 8, during a Casing of the Colors Ceremony for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division as the unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Fort Carson.

Private Cain Knight hugs his son, Noah Knight, 8, during a Casing of the Colors Ceremony for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division as the unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This will be Knight’s first deployment as the brigade prepares to leave for Iraq in the coming weeks.

Spc. Kody Wallace looks out the bus window as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division head to the airport to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Spc. Kody Wallace looks out the bus window as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division head to the airport to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load bags onto an airplane as units from the brigade prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load bags onto an airplane as units from the brigade prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division board their plane at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division board their plane at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division salute as they participate in a Casing of the Colors Ceremony as the unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division salute as they participate in a Casing of the Colors Ceremony as the unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq in the coming weeks.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division head through a security checkpoint at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division head through a security checkpoint at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Spc.Corey Aiken, with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stands for a portrait with the flag from his unit after a Casing of the Colors Ceremony as his unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty.

Spc.Corey Aiken, with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stands for a portrait as his unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq in the coming weeks.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division sit under a flag flying at half-staff for service members killed in Kabul as they watch a Casing of the Colors Ceremony as the unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division sit under a flag flying at half-staff for service members killed in Kabul as they watch a Casing of the Colors Ceremony as the unit transitions from Garrison Duty to Combat Duty Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq in the coming weeks.

Spc. Brandon Quintana pinches the cheeks of his daughter, Olivia Quintana, 1, as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Spc. Brandon Quintana pinches the cheeks of his daughter, Olivia Quintana, 1, as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load onto buses headed for the airport as they prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load onto buses headed for the airport as they prepare to leave Fort Carson for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour.

Spc. Hunter Stoner stands for a portrait at Fort Carson as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Spc. Hunter Stoner stands for a portrait at Fort Carson as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Staff Sgt. Tarah Marcil stands for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Staff Sgt. Tarah Marcil stands for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division wait for their plane in a holding area at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division wait for their plane in a holding area at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division wait for their plane in a holding area at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for Combat Duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Fort Carson Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division wait for their plane in a holding area at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for Combat Duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Spc. John Pearce holds his dog tags and rifle as he passes through a checkpoint at the Colorado Spring Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty.

Spc. John Pearce holds his dog tags and rifle as he passes through a checkpoint at the Colorado Spring Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Army chaplain Cpt. Joseph Perticone and chaplain’s assistant Pfc. Leanna Miffin stand for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat.

Army chaplain Cpt. Joseph Perticone and chaplain’s assistant Pfc. Leanna Miffin stand for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

First Lt. Caroline Tran stands for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

First Lt. Caroline Tran stands for a portrait at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Pfc. Emily Smith stands for a portrait at Fort Carson as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Pfc. Emily Smith stands for a portrait at Fort Carson as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load bags onto an airplane as units from the brigade prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load bags onto an airplane as units from the brigade prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division walk across the tarmac to their plane at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division walk across the tarmac to their plane at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division head for cover from a storm while loading bags onto an airplane as units from the brigade prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division head for cover from a storm while loading bags onto an airplane as units from the brigade prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

Spc. Oscar Mora stores his rifle next to his seat as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load onto their plane at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty.

Spc. Oscar Mora stores his rifle next to his seat as members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division load onto their plane at the Colorado Springs Airport Military Terminal as they prepare to leave for combat duty Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The brigade is deploying to Iraq for a nine month tour. 

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