Photo Credit: Sgt. Uriah Walker, RC(S) Public Affairs
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Jose Mendez and Sgt. Omar Avila gaze out the CH-47 Chinook's porthole window at the Afghan landscape, Feb. 27, 2013, during a return flight to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Mendez and Avila are visiting several locations in the country with Operation Proper Exit II to speak with soldiers and leave the country on their own terms.