Fort Riley soldiers return from deployment

FORT RILEY, Kan. (KSNT) - About 250 Fort Riley soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, returned to Fort Riley Wednesday following a nine month deployment to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

The soldiers are part of the three-thousand troops set to return over the next few weeks.  They deployed to Europe in September 2017.

During the deployment, the brigade sustained a high level of readiness by conducting more than 58 combined training events across eight countries, involving more than 140 movements by rail and line haul.

While deployed, the soldiers trained closely with NATO allies to build interoperability between their forces and strengthen their collective defensive capabilities to deter aggression in the region.

Officials at Fort Riley said one of the special highlights from the deployment are the three deployment readiness exercises the brigade conducted, where units moved company-size elements from Poland and Germany into the Baltic region on a 48-hour notice.



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