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MILITARY DEPLOYMENT: SFC Joe Van Ausdall, Stillwater, OK, hugs Esmei Negron, 7,  of Ada, OK, the daughter of a fellow soldier as he says goodbye to his friend's family after the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Deployment Ceremony in downtown Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. This will be Van Ausdall's third deployment.  Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman