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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Return from Afghanistan

 

101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division will continue to return here through February, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 500 Soldiers with “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and “Task Force Lifeliners,” 101st Sustainment Brigade, will return in four welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur February 21st and February 28th, 2019.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

All times are subject to change.

  • February 21st, 3:40am – 101st Combat Aviation Brigade
  • February 21st, 8:30am – 101st Sustainment Brigade
  • February 28th, 4:25am – 101st Combat Aviation Brigade
  • February 28th, 9:15am – 101st Sustainment Brigade

Task Force Destiny exceeded 50,000 flight hours, transporting more than seven million pounds of cargo and 91,000 passengers, and conducting 1,700 security missions and 256 air assault operations. Additionally, five Soldiers received the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroism and valor.

These are the first homecoming ceremonies of 2019 for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, who while deployed served as the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. The 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade provided logistical support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

Additionally, they oversaw the modernization of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet across the CJOA-A.


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