Combat Aviation Brigade returns from Afghanistan

By Brian Entin - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Nearly two hundred soldiers from the Third Combat Aviation Bridage, Third Infantry Division, returned from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan on Monday night.

Inluded on the flight were Col. Don Galli, 3 CAB commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Stidley, 3 CAB command sergeant major.

Galli and Stidley uncased the unit's Colors to signify the unit's return to Hunter Army Airfield

"There is not a record that wasn't broken by this terms of missions performed. In terms of hours. They did incredible work," Colonel Don Galli said.

Three thousand soldiers of the 3rd CAB deployed to Afghanistan in October 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom..

Nearly 500 more soldiers will return later in the week.

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