Emotional send-off for soldiers headed to Kuwait

- About 60 Army Reserve Soldiers are headed to Kuwait for a year long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. On Sunday, a departure ceremony was held for the men, women and their families at command headquarters in East Point.

"I'm just scared that he isn't going to make it home," Vanessa Snavely said.

Snavely's dad is Captain Donald Snavely, one of the soldiers headed to Kuwait. This deployment marks Snavely's third mission overseas.  

"One of the hardest parts for me besides missing my daughter that people don't realize is I'm going to miss my dogs," Captain Donald Snvaely said.

Other soldiers like Katrice Osborne aren't as familiar with deployments. Osborne has been on a mission once before, but this is the first time since she's had a child.

"Knowing that she's going to grow without me and learn things that I haven't be able to teach her or be able to experience with her is going to be very hard," Katrice Osborne said.

FOX 5 asked Osborne's young daughter, Zioyna Stukes, what she's going to miss most about her mom.
"It's just so sad for a member of your family to go somewhere,"

"Oh she laughs, how she reads bedtime stories and everything about her," Ziyona Stukes said.

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