Final Homecoming

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It's time to say "welcome home" to soldiers from the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment one last time.

The final planeload of 3rd ACR troops will return Monday about 11:30 a.m.

About 100 soldiers are on that flight and their return marks the end of the regiment's involvement in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

All soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have already arrived but the post is expecting 100 soldiers from the 43rd Area Support Group to return later this year.

Forty-five Fort Carson soldiers have lost their lives since the start of the war.