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Horse detachment gets first female commander

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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 2:10 pm

FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment welcomed its first female commander during a ceremony Friday at the unit’s stables.

First Lt. (promotable) Jason Vaughn relinquished command to Capt. Elizabeth Rascon after 18 months with the detachment.

With 31 horses, five mules and two dogs, the detachment brings the traditions and spirit of the cavalry to public events, parades and ceremonies.

As Vaughn, who is heading to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for the engineer captain’s career course, bid farewell to the unit, he said he would miss serving with the soldiers of the detachment.

“The sights, the sounds, the smells ... there are so many memories to recount,” he said.

Rascon joins the detachment after serving in Afghanistan as aide to Brig. Gen. Laura Richardson, former deputy chief of staff of communications for the International Security Assistance Force.

“I’m humbled by how accomplished this unit is,” she said. “I have some big stirrups to fill.”

Read more about Rascon and the horse detachment in Sunday’s Killeen Daily Herald.

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