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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 186 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 186 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. This was to be the final large group from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to return home. As of this point all 8 brigades that comprise the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are back home at Fort Campbell until elements of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team begins to deploy in the spring.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 215 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 215 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.This was an early morning flight and in spite of that there was an energy and enthusiasm in the air.

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their loved ones and friends

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their loved ones and friends

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Welcomes Home 283 More Soldiers Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

 

Wedding proposals adds a Valentine’s Day sparkle during soldier’s return from Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Monday, Fort Campbell welcomed 283 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

The soldiers arrived home just one day before the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day! So, I knew that this was going to be one of the good one’s, and I wasn’t in the least bit disappointed.

Soldier's walk to the hanger after disembarking from the aircraft

Soldier's walk to the hanger after disembarking from the aircraft

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 285 More Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 285 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

The suddenly cold weather was a topic on everyone’s minds as they waited for the airplane to arrive. Heavy coats and loves were scattered about the families as they waited for the time to head outside to see the plane bearing their loved ones home touchdown.

Two women hiding under a blanket from the biting cold as they wait for the flight to land

Two women hiding under a blanket from the biting cold as they wait for the flight to land

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 285 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 285 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan. The flight was originally scheduled for Superbowl Sunday, but had been delayed twice until the Tuesday morning return.

Enjoying the what was a beautiful spring-like day the family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

The returning Soldiers stand proudly before their families and loved ones

The returning Soldiers stand proudly before their families and loved ones

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 281 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 281 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan. The returning soldiers were from the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion “Fighting”; 7th Squadron, 17 Cavalry Regiment   “Pale Horse”; 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment “Eagle Wings”; and 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment “Eagle Lift”.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their families and loved ones

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their families and loved ones

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 154 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 154 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

The 154 returning soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade stand proudly before their families and loves ones

The 154 returning soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade stand proudly before their families and loves ones

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 138 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 138 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their families and loved ones

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their families and loved ones

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 154 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 154 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

A 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier breaks into a smile as he heads for the hangar and a chance to see his family

A 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier breaks into a smile as he heads for the hangar and a chance to see his family

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77 Soldiers from the 372nd Transportation Company welcomed home on Sunday

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Early Sunday morning 77 soldiers from the 372nd Transportation Company part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”returned home from a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

The soldier’s families had gathered at Campbell Army Airfield to see their loved ones arrive back home. The aircraft touched down at 4:00am to the enthusiastic cheers from those who were waiting for the flight.

A 372nd Transportation Company looks out at the hanger where his family eagerly waits for his return

A 372nd Transportation Company looks out at the hanger where his family eagerly waits for his return

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