After less than six months of stateside training at both Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Camp Shelby, Mississippi, all elements of the Brigade began preparing for deployment in November of 1966 to the Republic of Vietnam.

Except where noted, the images below are courtesy of the 40th Public Information Office, 199th LIB.

"Cottonbalers" from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry receive a farewell from the mayor of Columbus, Georgia, the day before deploying to Vietnam, November 1966.