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Melissa Calhoun, left, and Lenzi Colson and their children wait for their husbands at an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP PhotoErich Schlegel)
Melissa Calhoun, left, and Lenzi Colson and their children wait for their husbands at an early morning "welcome home" ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
Nakenzi Watson, 8, waits for her father during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP PhotoErich Schlegel)
Nakenzi Watson, 8, waits for her father during an early morning "welcome home" ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
Chantel Emmanuel, left, and Leah Ragbir scream as the buses arrive at an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP PhotoErich Schlegel)
Chantel Emmanuel, left, and Leah Ragbir scream as the buses arrive at an early morning "welcome home" ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene is kissed by his wife Annaden, right, and children Ko Elani, left, and Pe Ela during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP PhotoErich Schlegel)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene is kissed by his wife Annaden, right, and children Ko' Elani, left, and Pe' Ela during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
U.S. Army SPC Keenan McCoy holds his 13-month-old daughter Kyre, as he kisses his wife Rachel during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP PhotoErich Schlegel)
U.S. Army SPC Keenan McCoy holds his 13-month-old daughter Kyre, as he kisses his wife Rachel during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hold their units flag for a photograph while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday Dec. 17, 2011.
Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hold their unit's flag for a photograph while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday Dec. 17, 2011.
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division perform a casing of the colors ceremony at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq. (AP PhotoMario Tama, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division perform a casing of the colors ceremony at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq. (AP Photo/Mario Tama, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, blast walls line an empty street as soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division prepare to depart in the last convoy from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base near Nasiriyah, Iraq. (AP PhotoMario Tama, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, blast walls line an empty street as soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division prepare to depart in the last convoy from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base near Nasiriyah, Iraq. (AP Photo/Mario Tama, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, the sun sets behind an empty guard tower at Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoReuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, the sun sets behind an empty guard tower at Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Reuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hold their units flag for a photograph while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoReuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hold their unit's flag for a photograph while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Reuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
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In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2011 photo, a sign that reads We are closed forever stands near the arrival area of Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoReuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2011 photo, a sign that reads "We are closed forever" stands near the arrival area of Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Reuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
U.S. Army soldiers perform a casing of the colors ceremony signifying the departure of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as they prepare to depart in the last convoy from Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
U.S. Army soldiers perform a casing of the colors ceremony signifying the departure of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as they prepare to depart in the last convoy from Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 photo, a bird flies away from a pile of leftover fencing inside Camp Adder, the last United States base in Iraq, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 photo, a bird flies away from a pile of leftover fencing inside Camp Adder, the last United States base in Iraq, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
Sets of body armor belonging to members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division rest on the ground as soldiers depart Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
Sets of body armor belonging to members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division rest on the ground as soldiers depart Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
Sets of body armor belonging to members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division rest on the ground as soldiers depart Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
Sets of body armor belonging to members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division rest on the ground as soldiers depart Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
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Sgt. Daniel Martin, second left, of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division checks the equipment of colleagues while preparing for the U.S. militarys last combat patrol in the country on Highway 1, north of Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
Sgt. Daniel Martin, second left, of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division checks the equipment of colleagues while preparing for the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country on Highway 1, north of Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, vehicles from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, move into formation while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, vehicles from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, move into formation while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
Spc. Erik Jackson from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division works to fix a light in a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) before departing Camp Adder as part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP PhotoLucas Jackson, Pool)
Spc. Erik Jackson from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division works to fix a light in a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) before departing Camp Adder as part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
A soldier gestures from the gun turret of the last vehicle in a convoy of the US Armys 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The brigades special troops battalion are the last American soldiers to leave Iraq. (AP PhotoMaya Alleruzzo)
A soldier gestures from the gun turret of the last vehicle in a convoy of the US Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The brigade's special troops battalion are the last American soldiers to leave Iraq. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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