Friends, family and loved ones gathered at Fort Drum's Magrath Gym May 2 and patiently awaited the arrival of approximately 120 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers after a nine-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

During the deployment the Brigade was responsible for advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

"Soldiers of the Warrior Bride, congratulations on another deployment, and job well done," said Brig. Gen Paul Bontrager, acting senior commander of the 10th MTN DIV (LI) and Fort Drum. "On behalf of Fort Drum, 10th Mountain Division, your Army and a grateful Nation, welcome home."