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911th members head overseas

| Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 3:20 p.m.
As daughter, Aliah, 17, watches and smiles, Lt. Col. Ken Frankenbery, of Hopewell embraces another daughter, Meghan, 14, and says good-bye before he boards a C-130 plane to deploy to Southwest Asia from the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Twenty members of the unit were deployed at least through January. Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Lt. Col. Ken Frankenbery, of Hopewell, hugs his wife, Lynne, good-bye before he boards a C-130 plane to deploy to Southwest Asia from the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Twenty members of the Wing were deployed to the area at least through January. Lt. Col. Frankenbery also said good-bye to his two daughters, Aliah, 17, and Meghan, 14. His wife, Lynne, said that while Ken Frankenbery won't be home for the holidays, he will be replace another serviceman who will be able to return home to visit his four-month-old baby. 'There's always a silver lining,' said Lynne. Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Staff Sgt. Mike Gavin, of Houston, Washington County, smiles as he hugs brother, Chris, good-bye at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Also there to say good-bye were (in back, from left) brother Stephen, mother Deborah, and father Garry, along with girlfriend Jess Zapadka (not pictured.) Gavin and 19 other service personnel left the base on a C-130 aircraft for deployment to Southwest Asia through January. Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Lynne Frankenbery, of Hopewell, has a hard time letting go of husband, Lt. Col. Ken Frankenbery as they say good-bye before he boards a C-130 plane to deploy to Southwest Asia from the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Twenty members of the Wing were deployed to the area at least through January. Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Susan Kerr, of Macon, Ga., comforts daughters Brooklynn Fewell, 13, and Shelby, 11, after saying good-bye to husband, Capt. Bill Kerr, as he and other military personnel departed the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. The group deployed to Southwest Asia through January. Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review

About 20 members of the 911th Airlift Wing departed Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon on Tuesday for a deployment to southwest Asia, expected to last at least until January.

They will join more than 150 operations and maintenance workers deployed in September with several of the unit's C-130 transport planes.

The members of the 911th will deliver supplies, equipment, and U.S. and coalition forces in and out of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

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