Soldiers say goodbye to families before Afghanistan deployment - Article Photos 10/16

Chelsea Kilpatrick, left from Oklahoma City, gets a goodbye hug from her step-mother Sherri Rowton after a deployment ceremony for the 149th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Lexington, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman