U.S. Soldiers Prepare to Leave Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Master Sgt. Duane Perez, foreground, carries duffel bags and leads troops to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they depart Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. Perez is assigned to the Guam Army National Guard's Company E, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. He also was part of Task Force Guam, which concludes its historic Operation Enduring Freedom mission. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. soldiers pose for a group photograph before departing Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Flores straps a Guam flag to his bag and next to Freedom, a stuffed animal he used as a good luck charm, on Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. Flores is assigned to the Guam Army National Guard's Company E, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony R. Francisco, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Eamonn Soll move a case to the Camp Phoenix flightline in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. Francisco and Soll are assigned to the Guam Army National Guard's Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment.  
 U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Spc. Joe Mantanona loads a duffel bag onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. Mantanona is assigned to the Guam Army National Guard's Company E, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. soldiers load equipment and duffel bags onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. soldiers prepare to board a CH-47 Chinook from Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013, during Guam's last push out of the country. The soldiers are assigned to Task Force Guam, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. The task force officially ended Operation Enduring Freedom, Dec. 26, 2013, enabling Guardsmen to return home. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Spc. Doris Parr smiles before boarding a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2013. Parr is assigned to the Guam Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza