Mourning in Bagram

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Front row (L-R): U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Frank J. Grass and Col. Daniel F. Merry, Commander Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Dover Air Force Base, stand at attention as a U.S. Air Force carry team moves a transfer case with the remains of fallen Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride of Statesboro, Georgia, during a dignified transfer at the New Castle Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware. Credit: Reuters