101st Airborne soldiers to return from Africa mission

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - More than 100 members of the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell after a six-month mission in Africa.

The Army post is having a welcoming ceremony on Monday. The soldiers of the 327th Infantry Regiment were part of the East African Response Force, a rapid-response and security force for U.S. interests in the Horn of Africa. Most were stationed at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.

The members conducted day and night maneuvers and live-fire exercises in case they were deployed somewhere within the African continent.

Fort Campbell says in a news release that the soldiers helped improve readiness and strengthen partner relationships on the continent of Africa.

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