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Soldiers Return After COVID-19 Deployment
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FORT CAMPBELL - Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division have returned to Fort Campbell after a COVID-19 related deployment.

Eighteen soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) have returned to Fort Campbell following their deployment to New Jersey. The soldiers were with the Sustainment Brigade's Forward Assessment Sustainment Team, and had deployed on April 14. They spent more than a month in New Jersey, coordinating and providing sustainment and logistical support for virus response operations in the Northeastern region of the country.

The Northeast region includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

“We’re very proud to and honored to work alongside local and state officials, federal agencies and other members of the Department of Defense in support of combating COVID-19,” said Lt. Col. Jesus Pena, officer in charge of Task Force – Civil Support. “The 101st Division Sustainment Brigade Soldiers managed seamless sustainment operations throughout the Northeast.”

During the last month soldiers helped to receive, process, and move supplies, equipment, and personnel through critical areas that have been affected by the virus.

Upon their return the soldiers underwent a precautionary quarantine under medical supervision at Fort Campbell to ensure their safety and the safety of their families and the community.

A welcome home event is being planned once their quarantine is complete.

Published 02:45 PM, Friday May. 22, 2020
Updated 02:51 PM, Friday May. 22, 2020

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