300 JBER soldiers returning from Afghanistan

Associated PressSeptember 26, 2012 

Another wave of Anchorage-based soldiers is set to return from a nearly year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

The Army says in a release that about 300 soldiers will return Thursday morning to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

About 3,500 soldiers from the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division were deployed to eastern Afghanistan about a year ago. Of those, 500 have previously returned.

There are about 2,700 soldiers remaining in Afghanistan. They are expected back in Anchorage on additional flights over the next three weeks.

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