The next morning I went out to see the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment leave for deployment. The reserve unit was leaving for training until February when they will be deployed to Iraq. It was a very cold morning and the soldiers families were all there to see them off. It’s always sad to see loved ones go but I have a hard time imagining how I would feel in this situation. I hope to the opportunity to photograph all of them returning home safe and happy to be back with family again.