This is the year when the U.S. Military withdraws from Afghanistan. Entirely, if status-of-forces negotiations go badly. Not quite that severely if things can be worked out with the regime of President Karzai. Either way, the bases from which U.S. troops once operated are being disassembled, including Camp Dwyer, in the Garmsir district of Helmand province, where, as Hope Hodge Seck of Military Times reports:
Marines are working around the clock to turn a once-teeming base into a ghost town
By the end of this year, the base will be empty and most of the infrastructure will be gone: given away, destroyed or shipped home. The gates of the outpost will be left unlocked, and what remains standing will be handed over to the Afghan government for its use.