President Obama announced on Oct. 21, 2011, following a discussion with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, that all US troops will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. His announcement resolved any speculation that some US military personnel might stay longer to keep training the Iraqis. Here, SSgt. Justin Loterg, deployed from Birmingham, Ala., and TSgt. Brian Jones, deployed from RAF Lakenheath, England, help clean up the Victory Over America Palace at Camp Slayer, Iraq, on June 11, 2001, prior to Iraqi officials reclaiming the facility.
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