Combat troops return home, time to salute armed services

Operation Enduring Iraqi Freedom came to a close Sept. 1 as the military replaced it with Operation New Dawn.

New Dawn offers a change in operational procedure, it emphasizes that the remaining 50,000 troop oversee should instruct the newly formed Iraqi forces and provide training for their Army.

The majority of combat troops in Iraq boarded military transports and flew towards the comfort and safety of U.S. borders.

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