FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WTVF/AP) — Fort Campbell welcomed home around 300 soldiers overnight.
Soldiers assigned to "Task Force Destiny," 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) returned to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line around midnight.
If this doesn’t brighten a rainy Tuesday I don’t know what will. Around midnight 300 soldiers returned to Ft. Campbell from a nine month deployment. I’m not crying, you’re crying .. Welcome home! pic.twitter.com/SvlB7A6EdI
— Chris Conte (@chrisconte) February 12, 2019
The soldiers are among 700 returning to the post in February after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces. They transported cargo and passengers, and conducted security missions and air assault operations. Five soldiers received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and valor.