Army Space Soldiers from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command truly had something to be grateful for this year at Thanksgiving.

The night before Thanksgiving Day typically has families shopping for last minute groceries or at home already cooking for the next day. That was not the case for family members and friends of the 12 Soldiers from Army Space Support Team 6, 2nd Space Company, 1st Space Battalion; and Army Space Support Team 20, 117th Space Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard.

The Colorado Springs Airport was packed as the Soldiers from the two teams returned from their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan the evening of Nov. 24.

Banners, posters and flowers awaited the Soldiers as they came up the ramp and quickly ran toward children, spouses and other loved ones joyfully crying. For these Soldiers and their families, it was truly a time for Thanksgiving.

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16