(FT. RILEY, Kan.) — The colors of the oldest continually active unit in the U.S. Army will fly once again on Fort Riley.
The 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will hold an uncasing ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at building 727 on Fort Riley's Marshall Army Airfield.
The "Destroyers," also known as "Hamilton's Own," was the last unit from Fort Riley to return from Iraq.
The unit arrived in Kirkuk in May 2011 and worked alongside their Iraqi counterparts in the 12th Iraqi Army.
The "Destroyers" also finished the creation of the Manila Training Center for the Kurdish Regional Guard Brigades, and conducted daily counter-indirect fire missions to disrupt violence.
The uncasing ceremony represents the battalion's readiness to continue training at Fort Riley in preparation for any future missions.
The ceremony is open to all friends, family members and community leaders who wish to formally welcome the "Destroyers" home.