Two flights totaling more than 620 Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), arrived Tuesday. The first flight, with more than 325 Soldiers, arrive at McChord Air Force Base late in the afternoon and will carry Stryker Brigade commander Col. Stephen J. Townsend, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey T. Du, the brigade’s senior non-commissioned officer.
The Stryker Brigade has served in Iraq since June 2006.
The 3/2 Stryker Brigade’s main-body flights began returning last week. Tuesday’s arrivals marked almost 60 percent of the unit’s 3,800 Soldiers as returned home to Fort Lewis.