Sixty Paratroopers assigned to 223rd Field Feeding Company, 82nd Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, were reunited with family and friends during a redeployment ceremony, July 20, on Fort Bragg.

The unit arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia in late January in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

"Everyone was so excited when our team arrived in theater. It was a successful deployment and its a good feeling knowing we help improve morale for the service members deployed", said Spc. Macie Waala-Hilger, Culinary Specialist, 223rd Field Feeding Company.

The Field Feeding Company set up mobile kitchen sites in four location across Saudi Arabia and provided three meals a day to over 3,000 Airmen and Soldiers.

"The unit prepared and provided more than one million meals during this deployment! I am so proud of everything they accomplished while deployed", said Capt. Corey Bates, Commander, 223rd Field Feeding Company.

The unit deployed with 16 Light Medium Tactical Vehicles (LMTV) and eight mobile kitchen trailers, enabling the field feeding team to provide hot meals in a deployment setting.

223rd Field Feeding Company returns home from deployment
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, Commander, 82nd Airborne Division, welcomes paratroopers home after six month deployment in Saudi Arabia, July 20, on Fort Bragg.

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"a good quality home-cooked meal goes a long way when your deployed. It helps improve the quality of life of and boost morale", said Spc. Sindi Rodriguez, Culinary Specialist, 223rd Field Feeding Company.

Paratroopers were screened by medical personnel and placed on a 14 day quarantine to minimize risk and ensure the health of each Soldier.