FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) _ The first snow of the season brought a touch of white to Fort Campbell as 512 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) returned to the military post after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.

The soldiers were among the last of the Currahees to return to the sprawling military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The Kentucky New Era and The Leaf-Chronicle reported that family members waited in the cold to greet the soldiers on Monday, just days before Thanksgiving.

The inactivation of the unit, which became famous as the ``Band of Brothers'' in a book by historian Stephen Ambrose and an HBO miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, is set to take place in the spring. No date has been set.