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Nov 12, 2012 9:23 PM by Andy Koen

Hundreds of soldiers return to Fort Carson

Some 250 soldiers with the 4th Bridgade Combat Team are back home in Colorado tonight following a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers arrived at the Special Event Center on post just before 5:00 p.m. Friday to a roaring applause from friends and loved ones.

The various units of the 4th BCT performed security operations in the rugged mountainous areas of Eastern Afghanistan. The soldiers formd partnerships with tribal leaders in the provinces of Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar, and Laghman. Altogether the area spanned a distance of approximatel 10,000 square miles, roughly the size of the state of Maryland.

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