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Fort Gordon sees birthday celebration, deployment goodbyes

Allison Boileau holds up a sign as her father leaves Fort Gordon for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Allison Boileau holds up a sign as her father leaves Fort Gordon for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Jalita Wyatt (from left), Mia Johnson, McKenzie Williams, McKinley Johnson III and Jean Johnson wave to Spc. McKinley Johnson IV before he leaves Fort Gordon for his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Jalita Wyatt (from left), Mia Johnson, McKenzie Williams, McKinley Johnson III and Jean Johnson wave to Spc. McKinley Johnson IV before he leaves Fort Gordon for his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Jalita Wyatt (from left), Mia Johnson, McKenzie Williams, McKinley Johnson III and Jean Johnson wave to Spc. McKinley Johnson IV before he leaves Fort Gordon for his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Jalita Wyatt (from left), Mia Johnson, McKenzie Williams, McKinley Johnson III and Jean Johnson wave to Spc. McKinley Johnson IV before he leaves Fort Gordon for his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Army Sgt. D'Angello Harris holds up his daughter Dayana, 5, to kiss her mother, Spc. DeShunda Harris, who left Fort Gordon on Thursday to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan. She will be on deployment for nine months.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Army Sgt. D'Angello Harris holds up his daughter Dayana, 5, to kiss her mother, Spc. DeShunda Harris, who left Fort Gordon on Thursday to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan. She will be on deployment for nine months.
Tamara Boileau (left), joined by her daughters Allison, Brenna and Sophia, holds a sign for her husband during a farewell ceremony for the 518th Tactical Installation Networking Company of the Signal Corps. The company will spend nine months in Afghanistan.   EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Tamara Boileau (left), joined by her daughters Allison, Brenna and Sophia, holds a sign for her husband during a farewell ceremony for the 518th Tactical Installation Networking Company of the Signal Corps. The company will spend nine months in Afghanistan.
Members of the 518th Tactical Installation Networking Company of the Signal Corps participated in a farewell ceremony at Fort Gordon before leaving for a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanista.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Members of the 518th Tactical Installation Networking Company of the Signal Corps participated in a farewell ceremony at Fort Gordon before leaving for a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanista.
Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (from left), 2nd Lt. Jenna Irazoque, Pvt. Rebecca Kerns and Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Pflieger cut the Army's birthday cake.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (from left), 2nd Lt. Jenna Irazoque, Pvt. Rebecca Kerns and Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Pflieger cut the Army's birthday cake.
Army Sgt. D'Angello Harris holds up his daughter Dayana, 5, to kiss her mother, Spc. DeShunda Harris, who left Fort Gordon on Thursday to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Army Sgt. D'Angello Harris holds up his daughter Dayana, 5, to kiss her mother, Spc. DeShunda Harris, who left Fort Gordon on Thursday to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Army Sgt. D'Angello Harris holds up his daughter Dayana, 5, to kiss her mother, Spc. DeShunda Harris, who left Fort Gordon on Thursday to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Army Sgt. D'Angello Harris holds up his daughter Dayana, 5, to kiss her mother, Spc. DeShunda Harris, who left Fort Gordon on Thursday to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Fort Gordon celebrated the Army's 237th birthday Thursday.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Fort Gordon celebrated the Army's 237th birthday Thursday.
Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (from left), 2nd Lt. Jenna Irazoque, Pvt. Rebecca Kerns and Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Pflieger ceremoniously cut the cake in honor of the Army's 237th birthday at Fort Gordon.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (from left), 2nd Lt. Jenna Irazoque, Pvt. Rebecca Kerns and Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Pflieger ceremoniously cut the cake in honor of the Army's 237th birthday at Fort Gordon.
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