200 more Fort Wainwright soldiers return home from Middle East deployment

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska. (KTVF) Approximately 200 hundred Fort Wainwright soldiers returned from their nine-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. Army Alaska Commanding General Peter Andrysiak was at the airport to welcome the soldiers home.

Soldiers returning home after a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)

“They did a great job, and I think they represented 1-25 Stryker's history very well, along with U.S. Army Alaska. We are extremely proud of them. Now they are going to go back into a 14-day quarantine, and after that 14-day quarantine, they will do a reintegration period that will set them up for success, which is when they go to block leave. We just look forward to them coming back, refreshed and ready to go again. Because as you know, we have to get ready to be prepared to respond anywhere at any time. We are extremely proud of them, I am proud to be their commander. We're glad to have them home,” said Andrysiak.

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