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Shipping Out

Iraq

Shipping Out

Shipping Out

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Soldiers heading to Iraq face tough days ahead, and a difficult mission.

But many say the hardest part is shipping out, saying good-bye to friends and family, and getting ready to go to war.

Guests:

Col. Douglas Dinon, Deputy Commander for Mobilization at Fort Dix

Maj. Gen. (ret) Michael Davidson, Former Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters