Dramatic new photos show the final flight out of Afghanistan — symbolizing the end of America’s longest war.
The images released by the US Army show the final US service members to leave Afghanistan boarding a military cargo plane just before midnight Tuesday — then disembarking in Kuwait.
A US Air Force loadmaster guided members of the Army 82nd Airborne Division onto the cargo hold of a massive Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, the photos show.
Some of the images, taken in night vision, show the last service members boarding at Hamid Karzai International Airport leaving Afghanistan soil the last time at the end of a nearly 20-year war.
They also show for the first service members lined up in the hold where American flags drape the walls, then getting off the plane in Kuwait.
The images show the troops departing at Ali Al Saleem Air Base in Kuwait, according to the Army.
Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue,