Images: Soldiers Return in Time for Christmas [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jacob McDonald
Spc. Christopher Bloom, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), is greeted by his mother, Gretchen Shirley (right) and girlfriend Kyla Breland at a redeployment ceremony Dec. 17 on Pope Air Force Base. The battery returned after a year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.