The iconic "Poo Pond," a waste retention pond at the Kandahar Air Field known for its odor, was slated to close mid-2013. However, the pond, shown here in this May 17, 2013, photo, will remain open until the airfield's residents no longer need a place to discard waste, including that from portable toilets. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)

The iconic "Poo Pond," a waste retention pond at the Kandahar Air Field known for its odor, was slated to close mid-2013. However, the pond, shown here in this May 17, 2013, photo, will remain open until the airfield's residents no longer need a place to discard waste, including that from portable toilets. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)