Regional
2:48 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Ft. Knox to Welcome Home Soldiers from Afghanistan

Ft. Knox is home to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division.
Ft. Knox is home to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division.
Credit U.S. Army

Soldiers from a Fort Knox-based infantry brigade combat team are set to return home from Afghanistan.

The 110 members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division are scheduled to arrive at Ft. Knox Friday at midnight. They’ll be welcomed home during a ceremony at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center at the army post.

The event will be the final redeployment ceremony for the brigade, signaling the end of its nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The unit has been stationed in the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. The soldiers have been assisting Afghan security forces, government members, and police forces in the province.