Tech Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo kisses his wife Lalaine upon his arrival at Baltimore Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Md. Ricardo was one of more than 300 Airmen who were the last Air Force personnel to return home from Iraq.
Family members and Soldiers embrace following a welcome home ceremony for troops returning from Iraq in Fort Carson, Colo. More than 100 soldiers from the 549th Quartermaster Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade returned after a seven-month deployment.
Downtown Baghdad at dawn in Iraq. American forces are now in the midst of the final stage of withdrawal from the war-torn country. According to the Iraq Body Count at least 4,485 U.S. military personnel have died in service in Iraq and more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence.
U.S. Army Soldiers walk through a desolate Camp Adder as the Army continues to send its troops and equipment home and the base is prepared to be handed back to the Iraqi government later this month. America's military continues its pullout of the country after eight years of war and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
U.S. Army Lt. Adam Wilson from Ontario, Calif., of the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, shakes hands with Sheik Mahmood Al-Ghizzi after a lunch meeting as the military prepares to head home from Camp Adder.
Army Spc. Thomas Triplett from St. Louis, Mo., Spc. Gordon Holdburg from Detroit, Mich., Staff Sgt. Chris Kowalczyk from Columbus, Ohio and Sgt. Dallas Willams from Norman Okla., play a game of cards at Camp Adder.