Air Cav to welcome home more than 100 troopers from Iraq

FORT HOOD, Texas — The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade will conduct a welcome home ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m. on March 1 on Cooper Field here.

More than 100 Soldiers from Company F, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, are returning from a nine-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The company performed a wide variety of attack reconnaissance, security, and target acquisition missions and flew nearly 14,000 combat flight hours to support coalition forces. During their deployment, the company provided Unmanned Aircraft Systems to 1000 different sortie operations.

Media wishing to attend this event must RSVP by Thursday, February 28th no later than 5:00 p.m. to Maj. Paul M. Oliver by phone at 254-291-4520 or at paul.m.oliver.mil@mail.mil.

Media attending this event will meet with Maj. Paul M. Oliver at the media parking area at T.J. Mills Blvd Main Gate no later than Friday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. for escort to the homecoming event.

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