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Spc. Zach Smith says goodbye to his daughter Ava, 14 months, during an Oklahoma Aviation Command mobilization ceremony  for Detachment 1, Company C, 2-149th General Support Aviation Battalion at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Lexington, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The soldiers will receive additional training at Fort Hood before being deployed to Afghanistan. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman