Some 180 Fort Campbell soldiers are settling back into life at home after a deployment to Afghanistan. The men and women were greeted by family and friends just after 2am Wednesday. 101st Airborne Division Commander, Major General James McConville was on hand for the flight's touchdown and welcomed the soldiers home in style.
The flight, which consisted of 2nd Brigade Combat Team soldiers and 716th Military Police Battalion soldiers, was originally scheduled to land Tuesday morning, but the change did not kill the excitement buzzing through the processing center at Campbell Army Airfield.
Major Mark Cheatham, with the Strike Brigade, says he is used to being one of the first in and last out, so travelling with the Brigade has been a new experience.
His wife and sons were more than happy to have him home, like all the other families inside, who were allowed 15 minutes with the soldier before their debriefing. Strike Brigade has been operating in small units known as Security Force Assistance Training teams to work with the Afghan Soldiers to make sure they are ready to take over protecting themselves and their citizens.
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