1st brigade

Members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home on Nov. 30, 2010 after a year in Iraq. (AP / Maya Alleruzzo)

Full photoset – HERE

Nice to see smiling faces in those pictures for a change! They definitely earned the trip home.