Fort Bliss Soldiers Welcomed Home after Deployment to Africa
Over 100 soldiers are back at Fort Bliss after spending months supporting Operation United Assistance and helping contain the Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia.
Soldiers from the Task Force Iron Knights were reunited with their families on Saturday after six months away. The Iron Knights transported 97 tons of construction supplies for Ebola treatment units, and helped get engineers and medical personnel to Africa as well.
79 soldiers met up with their families after being released from a 21 day monitoring period at Fort Bliss. The soldiers said it was tough to be in El Paso, but not with their families, so they spent their time getting some required training taking care of and working out. 40 other soldiers were released on Sunday from their mandatory confinement. This weekends releases marked the Iron Knights Battalion official end to its Operation United Assistance support in Liberia.
Welcome home, and thank you for your service!