Fort Knox Public Affairs Office
Approximately 130 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home during a ceremony at Fort Knox’s Natcher Physical Fitness Center Saturday 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 BCT 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 with the majority of the brigade returning before March.