Fort Wainwright Soldiers return home from deployment
On this year's Veterans Day, more than one hundred soldiers from Fort wainwright returned home from a nine month deployment. Soldiers with Bravo and Delta Companies, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Families waited at the hangar on Fort Wainwright to reunite with their loved ones. Stacy Degroot says this was her husband’s 9th deployment, and his last since he is retiring. “It’s been nine months, or 282 days,” said Degroot. She says she’s ready to have her best friend back.
Savannah Hurley says this was their fourth deployment and that although it felt a little bit longer, it’s over. Hurley says she is looking forward to the everyday simple things again, like “having coffee and breakfast together and just having him around."