A warm welcome: Soldiers from the Army’s 4th Infantry Division return to Fort Carson
Stars and Stripes
September 13, 2023
U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division Soldiers embrace their families and friends at the Special Events Center, Sep. 13, 2023, at Fort Carson, Colo. 4th Infantry Division Soldiers returned from a nine-month deployment. (Taylor Scott Ellison/U.S. Army)
The last Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion soldiers from the Army’s 4th Infantry Division have returned home to Fort Carson, Colo., from Eastern Europe.
Maj. Gen. David Doyle, commanding general, Command Sgt. Maj. Alex Kupratty and family members welcomed the soldiers home during the division’s uncasing ceremony Wednesday.
The division since February commanded the Army’s Task Force Ivy in Poland and the Baltic States, and ceded command to the 3rd Infantry Division’s Task Force Marne during a ceremony Saturday, Stars and Stripes previously reported.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Doyle, left, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alex Kupratty, right, command sergeant major of 4 ID, stand at attention during the division’s uncasing ceremony in the Special Events Center on Fort Carson, Colo., Sept. 13, 2023. (Joshua Zayas/U.S. Army)
Lt. Col. Kenneth Roedl, the 4th Infantry Division G6 OIC, hugs his children after the division uncasing ceremony in the Special Events Center on Fort Carson, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2023. (Joshua Zayas/U.S. Army)
The families and friends of U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Infantry Division hug their loved ones at a welcome home ceremony Sep. 13, 2023, at Fort Carson, Colo. The Soldiers returned from Europe, where they were deployed. (Taylor Scott Ellison/U.S. Army)
Manuel Garcia, a 4th Infantry Division operations NCO, poses with his family after the Division uncasing ceremony in the Special Events Center on Fort Carson, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2023. (Joshua Zayas/U.S. Army)
Family members greet soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division upon their return to Fort Carson, Colo., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. (4th Infantry Division/Facebook)
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