Roc Nation Leaves Iraq

Your pic of the day is this official Air Force photo of an airman aboard the last U.S. military plane to leave Iraq on Dec. 18. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like he’s flashing Jay Z’s Roc sign in celebration as his C-17 prepares to leave Ali Air Base in Iraq.  I love it.

Congratulations on their safe return in time for the holidays. Please remember everyone still fighting in Afghanistan.

  • iknotno

    Yeah were leaving Iraq…and adding a sh!t ton of contractors.

  • SuperDave

    At least the AF will save some money on reflective belts

  • blight

    A fair number of these troops may find themselves rotating into Afghanistan: we do have that ticking deadline for the end of the surge though. However, with troops back home, it gives us the manpower for a /civilized/ rotation strategy that won’t strain the army rotation system to its breaking point like it’s 2006.

  • Palerider

    Forget that guy look at the guy with the red collar on the right,looks like Darth Vaders son.

    • Vaporhead

      HA! Absolutely! Nothing like a good laugh in the morning!

    • Marcello

      You mean Luke Skywalker? ;)


  • Mark

    Only the Air Force would force their Airman to wear reflective belts in a war zone.

  • Musson1

    Iraq is no longer a threat to the USA or to their neighbors.

    The rest is up to them.

  • Brian

    Iraq: its got 99 problems but an occupation isn’t one

  • Brian

    that’s the free mason illuminati sign, not roc nation which is more diamond shaped.

  • FlyingFinn

    Why are they sitting with their helmets on inside the plane?

    • Keegan

      The overhead bin was full.

    • Nanjing03

      When I was flying in and out of Iraq aboard heavy lifters, we had to wear our helmets until the aircraft got up to altitude before we could take them off. Then we had to put them back on during descent. Maybe some of you AF people can clarify the procedure.

  • Bella

    This individual is not an Airman (a term used for people in the Air Force), he is a soldier (a term used for people in the Army).

  • Elijah

    Kilroy was here.