Three California National Guard companies are stationed at Q-West in Iraq.
Three California National Guard companies are stationed at Q-West in Iraq. Adam Ashton / Modesto Bee / MCT
Three California National Guard companies are stationed at Q-West in Iraq. Adam Ashton / Modesto Bee / MCT

U.S. troops returning to Iraq find something new: optimism

January 04, 2009 6:00 AM