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85 Falcon Brigade soldiers return from Afghanistan

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

85 soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division based at Hunter Army Airfield returned from Afghanistan Tuesday. Family and friends welcomed home their soldiers during at Welcome Home Ceremony.

Known as the Viper Battalion, 1-3 Aviation deployed with 2,200 Soldiers of 3 CAB in December for what was originally scheduled to be a nine-month-long deployment. Officials say the readiness of the Afghan National Security Forces to assume military operations in Afghanistan led to the reduction of the size of the International Security Assistance Force.

The 3 CAB, known as the Falcon Brigade, was known as Task Force Falcon during the deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They served in Kandahar Airfield under Regional Command – South.

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