COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Fort Carson on Saturday welcomed home 150 soldiers who have been training Afghan security forces since March.
The soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team were deployed in the Kandahar area, a former Taliban stronghold. In addition to training Afghans, the soldiers helped set the security conditions for Afghanistan’s presidential and runoff elections.READ MORE: Colorado's Comeback: Bring Patience When Dining Out, Many Restaurants Understaffed
The soldiers had been set to arrive Thursday morning but their arrival has been delayed until 7 a.m. Saturday. Last-minute changes in arrival times for soldier homecomings are common.READ MORE: Advice For New Moms Amid A Pandemic: It's OK To Let Friends' Advice 'Go In One Ear, Out The Other'
The 3,500-soldier 4th Brigade has been pulling out of Afghanistan for the past two months as part of a drawdown of American combat troops.MORE NEWS: 'Love Has Won' Cult Members Officially Charged After Leader's Mummified Remains Found
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