13 Mar '18, 10pm

Welcome home! More than 200 Fort Bragg soldiers return from Afghanistan

Welcome home! More than 200 Fort Bragg soldiers return from Afghanistan

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Nothing could shatter Kelly Arena's smile. Especially not the cold, dreary weather that descended Monday afternoon on Fort Bragg. The same weather that delayed a flight carrying her husband and more than 200 other 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers who have been deployed for much of the past year. As sleet and then rain fell outside, Arena glowed. Because she knew that Spc. Jarrett Arena would soon march into the room. "Relief is an understatement," she said. "I'm just grateful to the Lord that he is coming home safe and sound." Arena was among hundreds of Fort Bragg families welcoming soldiers. Most of the soldiers had been deployed to Afghanistan for between seven and nine months. <element> More than 2,000 paratroopers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were deployed over parts of the last year. Most have...

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