According to reports, 700 US soldiers are returning home after nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.


According to reports, 700 US soldiers are returning home after nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
More than 700 “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers, will return in February from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, Fox 17 News reported.

The first two welcome home ceremonies will occur February 2nd at 5:30 am and February 4th at 4:30 pm (all local times).

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

This comes as US senate has recently opposed US president Donald Trump’s decision over US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan.


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