500 Fort Carson soldiers coming home after nine-month deployment

FORT CARSON, Colo. — About 500 Fort Carson soldiers are coming home Thursday after nine months in eastern Europe.

The soldiers are with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. They deployed to eastern Europe in January as part of Atlantic Resolve, according to Fort Carson officials. They conducted deterrence operations in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Germany.

The brigade completed large-scale movements throughout Europe nine times, participating in 10 multinational exercises with NATO Allies and partners across the region, according to Fort Carson officials. They conducted 19 emergency deployment readiness exercises, building the unit’s ability to change locations quickly as directed. They conducted more than 80 community engagements and 83 training events with Allied counterparts.

A homecoming ceremony for about 50 soldiers is scheduled for 3:30 a.m. Thursday. About 200 soldiers will be welcomed home at 9 a.m., and the remaining 250 will arrive at 11:15 p.m. All ceremonies will be held at the special events center on post. 

This story has been updated with new ceremony times. 

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