The former Sather Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq, is essentially a fortified ghost town with only a few hundred US service members remaining before the US military pullout is completed by the end of December 2011, reports Air Force Magazine Senior Editor Amy McCullough, who visited the installation in mid December 2011. Everyone is working 12-hour days, and many airmen will have little or no time off until the last US flight leaves, said Sather officials. Here, airmen of Sather's 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron talk to reporters before a night patrol.
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