Soldiers come home early from Afghanistan

Members of the 4th IBCT, 4th ID returned home Monday as part of the phased reduction of troops in Afghanistan. FOX21 - Kurt Story

150 soldiers in Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned home more than a month early Monday.

The 4th IBCT deployed to Afghanistan in March, on what was originally set to be a nine-month deployment. The soldiers returned from Regional Command-South region as part of the phased reduction of troops in Afghanistan.

The brigade led the train, advise and assist mission with Afghan National Security Force during their time in southern Afghanistan. Their efforts helped the ANSF set the security conditions for Afghanistan’s presidential and run-off elections.

Now, the phased reduction of troops is bringing soldiers home as the ANSF numbers more than 45,000 Afghan police and military. The ANSF has grown over the past 13 years, and is now securing the people of Afghanistan in the country’s southern provinces.

Soldiers returning home said their elections are similar to ours in the U.S., and they feel certain the ANSF groups they trained will be successful in their operations without U.S. Army boots on the ground.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s