Infantry team begins returning to Fort Riley

By The Mercury

Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team began returning to Fort Riley this weekend from Afghanistan.

The first group of about 150 soldiers were reunited with family and friends at a welcome-home ceremony Saturday evening.

Members of the brigade deployed to Afghanistan in April.

Their mission focused on promoting the independent operation of the country’s government, security forces and economy.

The rest of the soldiers from the combat team are scheduled to return to Fort Riley in the following weeks.

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