The U.S. military presence in Iraq is coming to an end.
As the war rolls down, up to 350 military vehicles have been rolling into Camp Virginia, deep in the Kuwaiti desert.
Teams work day and night guiding the equipment through an assembly line in reverse, taking off pieces of gear accumulated over years of war. Everything is sorted and collected to be thrown out, recycled, or put back into service.
The influx of troops into Kuwait has made things tight at Camp Virginia, which already has 1,200 troops permanently stationed there. Numbers are swelling to more than four or five times that as the military works to get troops out of Iraq at a faster and faster rate. CNN reports that troops have been rolling in since President Barack Obama's announcement about troop pullout in late October.
Hours at the dining facility and PX have been extended, and additional showers and restrooms have been put into place to accommodate the thousands of extra troops.
Morale on the base remains high despite the crammed conditions, because every soldier who makes it there knows the next step is home.
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