Maj. Gen. James McConville, front left, speaks to troops from the 101st Airborne Division on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, as they prepare to leave Fort Campbell, Ky., for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. McConville says the division has to be agile and adaptive as they set the stage for the 2014 withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Cheers greeted 170 soldiers who have returned home to Fort Campbell after spending 9 months in Afghanistan.
The Kentucky New Era reports nothing dampened the enthusiasm of the crowd in the hanger on post as they waited Monday morning for loved ones to step off a plane.
The soldiers are members of the "Wings of Destiny" Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. The unit is part of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
Its mission was to assist and protect ground troops with air support and air elements as needed.