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Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
Sgt. Abigail Najera, from Deming, N.M., and Spc. Chantelle Evangelista, from Wahiawa, Hawaii, drive through ankle deep sand at Forward Operating Base Kushamond. Support elements from the 172nd Support Battalion, 172nd Infantry Brigade are spearheading the effort to close down FOB Kushamond, the largest base closure on eastern Afghanistan. The U.S. base is being replaced by a smaller Afghan National Army base as U.S. forces transition responsibility into Afghan hands.