Over 250 soldiers return to Fort Campbell after 9-month deployment

(Courtesy: Clarksville Now)
(Courtesy: Clarksville Now)

Fort Campbell, Ky. – (WKRN) Over 250 soldiers were welcomed home from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan Saturday night at Fort Campbell.

Clarksville Now reported the soldiers are with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade/2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

They were returning from a 9-month deployment providing air defense for Bagram Airfield and multiple other locations using counter rocket artillery and mortar, according to Clarksville Now.

(Courtesy: Clarksville Now)
(Courtesy: Clarksville Now)

Cheers from family and friends were heard at Campbell Army Airfield as the plane touched down, again when the door opened and the soldiers stepped off the plane and finally as they marched into the hangar.

Battalion Commander, Lt. Colonel James Reese was asked what it felt like to be back home at Fort Campbell. “Incredible, to see the families coming together like this after nine long months, and for me personally, I feel fulfilled. To be back with my family, I couldn’t ask for anything more,” Reese told Clarksville Now.

(Courtesy: Clarksville Now)
(Courtesy: Clarksville Now)