Welcome Home Ceremonies Slated

By: Brian Dorman Email
By: Brian Dorman Email

FORT RILEY, Kan. – More than 500 Soldiers are expected to return from Iraq early Tuesday and will be reunited with their Families in ceremonies at 1:25 and 4:15 a.m.* April 15 at Building 88312 on Custer Hill.

The Soldiers, who spent the last 15 months helping conduct stability and support operations in and around Baghdad, are from the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery; 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment; 610th Brigade Support Battalion; 4th Special Troops Battalion; and Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

During their 15-month tour in Iraq, 4th IBCT Soldiers conducted combat operations that resulted in the capture more than 200 high-profile targets and reduced 20 enemy cells down to five. Soldiers also completed more than 200 civil projects, including repairing sewer, water, medical and education facilities and electrical projects. Working with the Iraqi government in Rashid, the 4th IBCT increased water accessibility by 90 percent.

*Please note: Ceremony times are tentative and subject to change without notice. Check the ceremonies link at www.riley.army.mil for the most up-to-date information.


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