Local service men and women are packing up for another deployment.
More than 100 are leaving behind family and friends in Arkansas to take on duties in Iraq.
Members of the 314th Airlift Wing and 463rd Airlift Group spent the start of the weekend picking up their weapons and final instructions at Little Rock's Air Force Base.
Even though many of these airmen have served before, they say it's always tough saying goodbye.
The aviation group will be responsible for keeping the roads in Iraq as clear and safe as possible.
Once the airmen return, they will spend 4 months at home before returning to the region.