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Ft. Carson Homecoming

The last group of soldiers from the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment returning from Iraq are scheduled to be back in Fort Carson by tonight.

Two flights are scheduled today for the last of the 5,200 soldiers, who began returning early last month.

In Iraq, the regiment was responsible for driving insurgents out of the northern town of Tal Afar and for training Iraqi army soldiers in Baghdad.

Sadly, the regiment lost 40 soldiers in the past year.

The regiment is coming home to freshly renovated barracks, but many soldiers won't get a chance to get too comfortable.

In three months, it's being relocated to Fort Hood, Texas.

Meanwhile, Fort Hood's Fourth Infantry Division is moving to Fort Carson.

Fort Carson spokesman Dee McNutt says most soldiers will know by next week whether they'll be remaining in Fort Carson or moving.


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