WKU Public Radio News Staff
Sat August 9, 2014
Ft. Knox Welcomes Home 250 Soldiers with 19th Engineer Battalion
Family and friends welcomed home 250 Ft. Knox soldiers with the 19th Engineer Battalion who are back in Kentucky after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. This was the battalion'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. Sixty soldiers were welcomed home Thursday evening. 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.