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Mobilization ceremony in Pendleton

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Hundreds gather in Pendleton at the Army Aviation Support Facility to bid good luck to a large group of soldiers soon heading to Afghanistan.

An Oregon Army National Guard Aviation unit based in Pendleton was honored for their hard work and bravery before heading to Fort Hood, Texas for pre-mobilization training to prepare for a 10 month tour in Afghanistan.

"It's going to be tough but it's going to be tough for all of us," soldier Curtis Murray said.