CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT-- Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Brigade pose with New York National Guard leaders during a visit to the unit in Kuwait on July 25, 2018. In front are, from left, Chief Master Sgt. Amy R. Giaquinto command chief master sergeant of the New York National Guard Brig; Gen. Michel Natali commander of the 53rd Troop Command; Maj. Gen. Anthony German adjutant general of New York; and Command Sgt. Maj. Cory Cush senior enlisted advisor of the 53rd Troop Command.The battalion is deployed to the Middle East in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve a multi-national coalition whose mission is to defeat enemy forces in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions for follow-on operations in order to increase regional stability.