Families send off soldiers en route to Afghanistan - Article Photos 1/14

Sgt. 1st Class Chad Beals saluted during the National Anthem at 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