101st Airborne Division soldiers returning from Afghanistan via Fort Campbell

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Soldiers assigned to “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will continue to return through February, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More soldiers will return via Fort Campbell on Friday at 12:20 p.m., in the second of two welcome home ceremonies.

They will join more than 300 soldiers who returned earlier this month.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

Task Force Destiny exceeded 50,000 flight hours, transporting more than seven million pounds of cargo and 91,000 passengers, and conducting 1,700 security missions and 256 air assault operations.

Additionally, five Soldiers received the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroism and valor.

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(This story was originally published on February 15, 2019)

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