President Barack Obama bids farewell to Gen. Lloyd Austin III at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Gen. Lloyd Austin III at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America's combat mission in Iraq.