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First Flight of Rakkasans to return to Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell, KY – Approximately 275 Fort Campbell Soldiers are scheduled to return from Afghanistan January 6th, 2011.

The welcome home ceremony is scheduled for 7:45pm and will honor Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team. “Task Force Rakkasan” deployed to Afghanistan in January, 2010.

This ceremony marks the beginning of the redeployment of 3,800 Rakkasans. The unit has been on a 12-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Approximately 17,000 Screaming Eagles are currently deployed to Afghanistan. The redeployment of Soldiers will continue through the summer.

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