• NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers, along with their gear, get packed into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter sitting at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Feb. 5, 2014, to begin their journey back home to Fort Polk, La. after supporting the Afghan National Security Forces for nine months. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. William Brink, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers, along with their gear, get packed into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter sitting at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Feb. 5, 2014, to begin their journey...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrea Williams, legal noncommisioned officer in charge, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, straps herself into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Forward Operating Base Gamberi for the final time of her nine month deployment Feb. 5, 2014, as she begins her trip back home to the United States. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. William Brink, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrea Williams, legal noncommisioned officer in charge, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, straps herself into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Forward Operating...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, make their way to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter waiting at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Feb. 5, 2014, to begin their journey home to the U.S. after a nine-month deployment. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. William Brink, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, make their way to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter waiting at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Feb. 5, 2014, to begin their...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, awards the Bronze Star to members of his brigade Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Airfield shortly before they leave to begin their back home after a nine month deployment. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, awards the Bronze Star to members of his brigade Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Airfield shortly before they leave to...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers let out a thunderous �'Huzzah�' as they prepare to start their journey back home to the United States after nine months in Afghanistan Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Airfield. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan �" 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers let out a thunderous �'Huzzah�' as they prepare to start their journey back home to the United States...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, bids farewell to the first group of Soldiers from his brigade leaving Afghanistan at the end of the unit�'s nine month deployment Feb. 6, 2014, at Bagram Airfield. From Bagram, the troops begin their journey back to 4th Brigade�'s home at Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, bids farewell to the first group of Soldiers from his brigade leaving Afghanistan at the end of the...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, pins the Army Commendation Medal to the chests of members of his brigade Feb. 6, 2014, during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield that also bid farewell to the troops as they leave Afghanistan after a nine month deployment to begin their journey home. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, pins the Army Commendation Medal to the chests of members of his brigade Feb. 6, 2014, during a ceremony at...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Cirkl, a fire support specialist with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, accepts the gratitude of his brigade commander, Col. Mario Diaz, after being awarded the Army Commendation Medal during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield Feb. 6, 2014. Cirkl and many of his fellow Patriots are leaving Afghanistan at the end of their nine month deployment to return to the U.S. and the unit�'s home in Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Cirkl, a fire support specialist with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, accepts the gratitude of his brigade commander, Col. Mario Diaz, after being awarded the Army Commendation...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz (left), commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, says goodbye to the first group of his Soldiers leaving Afghanistan from Bagram Airfield Feb. 6, 2014, after nine months in Afghanistan, so they can begin their trip back home after a job well done. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO)

    The Journey Home

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Col. Mario Diaz (left), commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, says goodbye to the first group of his Soldiers leaving Afghanistan from Bagram Airfield Feb. 6, 2014...

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