COLORADO SPRINGS Ė Fort Carson has welcomed home 270 soldiers who spent the last nine months serving in the Middle East.
The soldiers Ė members of the baseís 52nd Engineer Battalion Ė reunited with their loved ones during a ceremony Friday.
Soldiers of the battalionís 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 battalionís 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.