Fort Huachuca soldiers deploy for Iraq

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The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion at Fort Huachuca spent Sunday afternoon with friends and family before leaving for Iraq. The group will be there for a year, to assist with operation Iraqi freedom.

This is the fourth time the battalion has deployed, but some of the soldiers left for the first time. Having to leave behind their families made it extremely difficult.

The group is following 43 soldiers who deployed in May. About 60 other soldiers will depart at a later date.