Hundreds of Fort Carson soldiers welcomed home

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FORT CARSON, Colo. (KKTV) - A couple hundred Fort Carson soldiers were welcomed home overnight Wednesday. There was a homecoming ceremony for approximately 340 Fort Carson Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

The 2nd IBCT Soldiers deployed in February for a deployment to Afghanistan to conduct advise and assist operations to promote security and stability and support mission requirements for operations Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel.

A second group of soldiers from the same Brigade Combat Team were welcomed home in another ceremony an hour later. The group of 115 soldiers marched in around 3 a.m.

When those soldiers marched in, the brigade uncased its colors. This is a ceremony that symbolizes the end of these soldiers' mission over seas and signifies they are now home, but just because we've seen the uncasing of those colors doesn't mean the homecomings are over. We expect many more through the rest of the year and KKTV will be there along with everyone else to welcome them home.