Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:37 PM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News
KALISPELL - Dozens of Montana soldiers will return to the Flathead on Saturday after more than nine months in Afghanistan.
Kalispell's 495th Combat Support Battalion departed from Glacier International Airport back in December of 2012, saying goodbye to family and friends.
The battalion landed at Fort Hood, Texas on Sunday, and the 66 soldiers will land in Kalispell at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The 495th moved a large amount of supplies and equipment under adverse conditions during their deployment, and also ran tactical convoys on many of the most dangerous roads in Afghanistan.
The public is invited to attend the event to welcome home the troops. It's at 1 p.m. at the Glacier Jet Center at Glacier International Airport.
(photo from the 495th day of deployment)