Editor's note: AJN asked army nurse Christopher A. Vanfosson to file periodic reports on his and his team's work in Afghanistan. This is the fourth article in this series.
In the fourth article in this series, an army nurse reflects on his yearlong deployment as he prepares to start his journey home.
Christopher A. Vanfosson is a major in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and chief nurse of the 541st Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) in Pul-e-Khumri, Afghanistan. Contact author: email@example.com. The opinions expressed are the author's and do not represent the positions and policies of the 30th and 62nd Medical Brigades, the U.S. Army, or the federal government.