Corey Perrine | Photojournalist
Pfc. Virniqua Watkins of Sparta, Ga. consoles her teary-eyed daughter Harmony, 1, after a deployment ceremony Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Ft. Gordon, Ga. About 100 troops from A Company, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion will deploy to Baghdad, Iraq tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. but will head first to training, for six weeks, at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Their mission, the first unit to deploy since the end of combat operations announced last month, will serve as the Corps Analytical Augmentation Element for United States Forces Iraq located at Camp Victory for 12 months.
Goodbye Mommy
Pfc. Virniqua Watkins of Sparta, Ga. consoles her teary-eyed daughter Harmony, 1, after a deployment ceremony Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Ft. Gordon, Ga. About 100 troops from A Company, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion will deploy to Baghdad, Iraq tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. but will head first to training, for six weeks, at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Their mission, the first unit to deploy since the end of combat operations announced last month, will serve as the Corps Analytical Augmentation Element for United States Forces Iraq located at Camp Victory for 12 months. "Am I going to miss her?" Watkins said. "Just look at her."

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