Families send off soldiers en route to Afghanistan - Article Photos 11/14

Spc. Zach Smith says good bye to his daughter Ava, 14 months, during a 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