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Montana soldiers return home from Afghanistan deployment

March 18, 2019

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of Montana National Guard soldiers have returned home following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The Daily Inter Lake reports soldiers from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion arrived at Glacier Jet Center in Kalispell late Saturday, greeted by a crowd of family and friends.

U.S. Army Cpt. Dan Bushnell says the 495th was responsible for the largest ammunition supply point in Afghanistan. They also managed contractors and supplied food, water and fuel.

About half of the soldiers were stationed in Bagram, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of Kabul. The others were stationed at sites across the country.

The battalion was previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com