WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed August 6, 2014
Ft. Knox Prepares to Welcome Home Soldiers Who Have Served in Kuwait
Sixty Ft. Knox soldiers will be welcomed home from the Middle East at a ceremony on the Hardin County post Thursday evening. The 19th Engineer Battalion soldiers are returning after a nine- month deployment to Kuwait, the group’s fourth deployment since they were reactivated at Ft. Knox in 2005.
A total of 450 soldiers from the battalion will return home in the coming months. While overseas, they carried out several construction projects at forward operating bases in Kuwait, and assisted in infrastructure improvement projects in Tajikistan.
Upon arriving home in Kentucky, the soldiers will occupy the newly reconstructed 19th Engineer Battalion Complex, a $41 million facility with administrative, barracks, and training space.