The soldier who was incarcerated at a military prison on Fort Leavenworth for leaking thousands of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website has been released.

The soldier who was incarcerated at a military prison on Fort Leavenworth for leaking thousands of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website has been released.

Army spokesman Dave Foster confirmed that Chelsea Manning was released early Wednesday morning from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks.

“I am looking forward to so much,” Manning said in a statement. “Whatever is ahead of me, is far more important than the past.”

Manning, who was formerly named Bradley Manning, was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in military prison for leaking classified information while serving in the Army.

Shortly before leaving office in January, former President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence, resulting in the early release.

The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks is a male military prison. Manning, who is transgender, changed her name to Chelsea Manning in Leavenworth County District Court after arriving at the USDB.

Manning acknowledged leaking materials. Manning said she wanted to expose what she considered to be the U.S. military’s disregard of the effects of war on civilians.

Supporters of Manning have called her a whistleblower.

Critics said the leaks laid bare some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets and endangered sources of information.

Manning spent almost seven years in custody including the time she was in confinement before arriving at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks.

According to Foster, Manning will remain on unpaid active duty status while her case remains under appellate review. Manning will be considered to be on “excess leave.”

Foster said earlier this week in a statement that “Manning is eligible for direct care at medical treatment facilities, commissary privileges, Morale Welfare and Recreation privileges, and Exchange privileges.”

Manning’s immediate plans were not clear Wednesday.

“I’m figuring things out right now – which is exciting, awkward, fun and all new for me,” she said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.