Going Home from Iraq

Camp Adder, August 2010
Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for TIME

Camp Adder, August 2010
The First Battalion, 116th Infantry, a National Guard unit of 400 soldiers based in Lynchburg, Va., is slated to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces that foresees a reduction of troop strength to 50,000 by Sept. 1, 2010. Above, the soldiers depart from a promotion ceremony at Camp Adder, a base 220 miles southeast of Baghdad.

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