Families send off soldiers en route to Afghanistan - Article Photos 12/14

Staff Sgt. David Tillman says goodbye to his son Patrick, 11, following 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