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Nov 9, 2012 8:20 PM by Kirsten Bennett

250 Fort Carson soldiers expected home Monday

A welcome home ceremony for approximately 250 Fort Carson Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, will be held at the Special Events Center on post Monday. at 4:45 p.m.

4th BCT deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom last February, assuming responsibility for the four provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan on April 5, 2012.

Units from the 4th BCT partnered with four Afghan Provincial Governments - Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar, and Laghman, in Afghanistan's eastern region, and later formed security partnerships with two additional districts in Kapisa Province as French forces drew down their forces in 2012.

The area under their responsibility covers approximately 10,000 square miles, which equates to the size of the state of Maryland, and is home to over three million Afghans, including Jalalabad, Afghanistan's third largest city.

Performing security operations in rugged mountainous terrain ranging from 1,800 - 20,000 feet, the Mountain Warriors were well adept at protecting the strategic Torkham Gate Border Entry Control Point, the economic corridor between Peshawar, Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan.

This is the second main body 4th Brigade Combat Team group returning to Fort Carson.

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