FORT HOOD, Texas — The first flight of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers is scheduled to return this weekend from the Republic of Korea.

A welcome home ceremony is scheduled for 3 a.m. Sunday morning on Cooper Field here.

Blackjack Troopers are returning to Fort Hood after a nine- month rotation on the Korean peninsula, where they worked and trained side-by-side with their Republic of Korea Army counterparts.

Their mission there was threefold: to deter North Korean aggression, increase combat readiness, and strengthen the U.S. and Republic of Korea alliance.

Media wishing to attend this event should RSVP to Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell via email at [email protected] or phone at 254-661-0155.

Attending media will meet their escort at the Fort Hood Visitors Center media parking area on T.J. Mill Blvd no later than 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 28.

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NOTE: Flight arrival times are subject to change and media who RSVP will be updated to any changes as needed.