Army Spec. Ericka S. Nadeau has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, 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. 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, Nadeau was decorated with the Army Commendation Medal and promoted to specialist.
Nadeau, an administrative clerk, is normally assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion. She has served in the military for three years. She is the daughter of Gregory M. Nadeau of Falmouth and sister of Austin B. Nadeau of Blacksburg, Va.
The specialist is a 2007 graduate of Franklin Alternative High School, Auburn.