8,400 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan through January
Tech. Sgt. Brent Spotts, 455th Expeditionary Operational Support Squadron, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. Spotts is forward deployed from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron in Bagram. As the only civil engineer in Jalalabad, Spotts is responsible for the airfield electrical systems, structure, pavements and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)