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Fort Knox welcomed home 130 soldiers Saturday

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The unit will continue to send Soldiers home in small groups through May 2014 with the majority of the brigade returning before March 2014. The unit will continue to send Soldiers home in small groups through May 2014 with the majority of the brigade returning before March 2014.

FORT KNOX, KY (WAVE) - Approximately 130 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A welcome home ceremony was held at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at 3 a.m. The unit has been operating in the roughly 7,000-square-mile Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, which is an area larger than the state of Connecticut. Various units of the 3rd IBCT were spread throughout all corners of Afghanistan assisting Afghan security forces, government, and police forces in their transition to independent security and governance.

The unit will continue to send Soldiers home in small groups through May 2014 with the majority of the brigade returning before March 2014.

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