As many of our service members are coming home from the Middle East there is still work to be done. Friday morning the 252 Military Police Company left Cleveland, Tennessee for a year long deployment.
"We have about half of the soldiers that have never deployed before, but they're excited," Captain Chris Martinson said. "They're ready to go."
The deployment will last for about a year including nine months in Kuwait. Faith Clounts' brother will be part of the mission to the Middle East.
"It's like my best friend is going over seas." Faith said. "He's going somewhere that I can't get to him."
It would be impossible to count the hugs given and tears cried on Friday morning.
"We find new ways to cope," First Sergeant David Dillivan said. "We remember from the last one to try to do a little better this time."
First Sergeant David Dillivan has a large family. He has a wife and three kids. This is the third time he's done this.
"You will miss your family considerably from one day to the next," First Sergeant Dillivan said. "Sometimes you just fill yourself with work, and call them and try to contact them everyday as much as possible."
This deployment has been in the works for about a year. The 252nd will spend a month training in New Jersey, and will then relieve troops working in Kuwait.
By Josh Roe