Army Sgt. Bryon K. Moss has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Ala., after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Richardson.
Airborne combat team members included soldiers assigned to one of six battalions and regiments of the 25th Infantry Division.
The airborne brigade served in three eastern provinces of Afghanistan, which included the Paktya, Paktika and Khost. Some of the challenges the brigade soldiers faced included poverty, unemployment, security and management of natural resources and government institutions.
Soldiers improved roads, provided vocational training in construction and civics, improved and re-opened 29 schools, remodeled six medical clinics and improved three district courthouses.
While deployed in Afghanistan, Moss was decorated with an Army Commendation Medal, a Combat Action Badge and promoted to sergeant.
Moss, an information technology specialist assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, has two years of military service.
He is the son of Debbie A. Barry of Lisbon Falls and Victor L. Moss of Sullivan, Mo.
In 2000, Moss graduated from Lisbon High School.