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Fort Carson to welcome home 200 soldiers after 9-month deployment

Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 07:07:24-04

FORT CARSON — Fort Carson is hosting a homecoming ceremony early Friday to welcome home soldiers from a nine-month deployment.

According to Fort Carson officials, 200 soldiers will be returning from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, from the Middle East where they were supporting Operation Spartan Shield.

"I am amazed at the accomplishments of the Iron Brigade throughout our nine-month deployment to the Middle East, and I am extremely proud of each and every Soldier," said Col. Grant S. Fawcett, the 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., commander in a press release. "Our Soldiers and Leaders continue to prove the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team is the premier combat unit in the U.S. Army today, and we look forward to returning home to our friends and family."

The brigade was able to provide security while deployed and served as the primary ground force unit in deterrence missions. Fort Carson officials said these efforts helped improve security in the region.

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 4 a.m. at the post.