Fort Carson welcomes home soldiers from Middle East

COLORADO SPRINGS Fort Carson has welcomed home 270 soldiers who spent the last nine months serving in the Middle East.

The soldiers members of the bases 52nd Engineer Battalion reunited with their loved ones during a ceremony Friday.

Soldiers of the battalions 497th Engineer Company split their time between Kuwait and Afghanistan, completing more than 40 projects, including construction of containment berms at a fuel facility and wastewater retention ponds.

The battalions 544th Engineer Company spent most of its time in Kuwait working on large-scale engineering projects.

Meanwhile, platoon-sized detachments from the battalion worked in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on infrastructure projects and to improve bases.