published Saturday, April 27th, 2013

170 Fort Campbell soldiers return from Afghanistan

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Another 170 Fort Campbell soldiers have returned to the sprawling post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line after a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports the soldiers who returned Friday afternoon were part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Earlier in the week, 170 soldiers from the “Wings of Destiny” Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division also returned home.

While deployed, the mission of the 101st Airborne Division was to advise and assist the Afghan army, police and border police units.

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