U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division salute in formation as their families and distinguished guests gathered at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2012, for a redeployment ceremony to welcome the brigade home from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan’s Paktya and Khowst provinces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, eight of Task Force Spartan’s Soldiers were killed in action.

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division salute in formation as their families and distinguished guests gathered at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2012, for a redeployment ceremony to welcome the brigade home from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan’s Paktya and Khowst provinces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, eight of Task Force Spartan’s Soldiers were killed in action.