Fort Riley Unit Returns from Iraq

More than 150 soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were welcomed home Monday afternoon. The troops spent the past 15 months in Iraq, where they took command of more than seven battalions and about 4000 soldiers.

Sgt. Christopher Johnson is welcomed home by his daughter Madison at Fort Riley Monday December 8.

A group of Fort Riley soldiers is finally back with their families.

More than 150 soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were welcomed home Monday afternoon. They'd originally been due to return Sunday.

The troops spent the past 15 months in Iraq, where they took command of more than seven battalions and about 4000 soldiers.

The unit performed support operations, providing food, water, fuel, ammunition and medical supplies to other units in the Multi-National Division Baghdad area. The unit also conducted maintenance, finance management, human resources, force protection and convoy security duties. In a statement, Fort Riley added up the efforts, saying they issued more than 200 million gallons of bulk fuel; 6.6 million rounds of ammunition; 170,000 meal cases; and more than 12 million cases of bottled water.


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