Fort Carson welcomes home about 200 soldiers | CraigDailyPress.com

Fort Carson welcomes home about 200 soldiers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 200 soldiers based at Fort Carson have returned home from a yearlong deployment to southern Afghanistan.

The Gazette (http://bit.ly/Kz4q5Q ) reports the troops were greeted by thunderous cheers as they marched into a gymnasium on the post Saturday.

Most of the returning soldiers, who are part of Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, spent a year in Kandahar and the Arghandab River Valley, where they trained Afghan soldiers and police and searched for insurgents and the bombs they left behind.

The rest of the brigade is expected to return to Colorado Springs in the next couple of weeks.

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