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Mass Guard aviation Soldiers deploy to Iraq 
 
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Send-off Ceremony 

WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Massachusetts National Guard held a send off ceremony for 55 Massachusetts National Guard members from Barnes Air National Guard Base here, Sept. 10, 2010. Senator Scott Brown speaks to the members of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard of the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 here during the ceremony. The pilots, medics, crewmembers and support personnel are part of the, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment will deploy to Iraq to provide medical evacuation missions in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis, 104th Fighter Wing)

Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard, speaks to the members of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard of the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 located at Barnes Air National Guard Base during a deployment send-off ceremony held at Westfield, Mass., Sept. 10, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis, 104th Fighter Wing)



A child and her sign are among the outpouring of love and support for members of  Company C, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard of the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 located at Barnes Air National Guard Base during a deployment send-off ceremony held at Westfield, Mass., Sept. 10, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Charlotte Dobiecki, 65th Press Camp Headquarters)

Mr. Tom Nicolett, Director of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, speaks to the members of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard of the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 located at Barnes Air National Guard Base during a deployment send-off ceremony held at Westfield, Mass., Sept. 10, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis, 104th Fighter Wing)

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