• U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte addresses Soldiers and family members of the 428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. The surveyors will deploy to Afghanistan to support Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte addresses Soldiers and family members of the 428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. The surveyors will deploy to...

  • Staff Sgt. Scott J. Kowal, 428th Survey and Design Team, and his wife Linda, the 428th Family Readiness Group leader, speak with a news reporter prior to the unit's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011 Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Staff Sgt. Scott J. Kowal, 428th Survey and Design Team, and his wife Linda, the 428th Family Readiness Group leader, speak with a news reporter prior to the unit's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011...

  • Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, presents Spc. Corey Belanger, 428th Survey and Design Team, with the commander's coin during the 428th's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO).

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, presents Spc. Corey Belanger, 428th Survey and Design Team, with the commander's coin during the 428th's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett...

  • Vanessa Pierce, daughter of Sgt. Timothy D. Pierce, 428th Survey and Design Team, during the unit's farewell ceremony held at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. Sgt. Pierce and 13 other Soldiers assigned to the survey team are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Vanessa Pierce, daughter of Sgt. Timothy D. Pierce, 428th Survey and Design Team, during the unit's farewell ceremony held at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. Sgt. Pierce and 13 other Soldiers assigned to the survey...

  • Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, congratulates newly promoted Spc. Zachary Couch, 428th Survey and Design Team, during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, congratulates newly promoted Spc. Zachary Couch, 428th Survey and Design Team, during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011...

  • Spc. Melissa Atkins, 428th Survey and Design Team, and her husband, Sgt. Emmanuel Owusu, an active duty Soldier stationed at Ft Stewart, Ga., greet a Boston area TV reporter prior to the 428th's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011.  Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Spc. Melissa Atkins, 428th Survey and Design Team, and her husband, Sgt. Emmanuel Owusu, an active duty Soldier stationed at Ft Stewart, Ga., greet a Boston area TV reporter prior to the 428th's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire...

  • Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, presents Spc. Corey Belanger, 428th Survey and Design Team, with the commander's coin during the 428th's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, presents Spc. Corey Belanger, 428th Survey and Design Team, with the commander's coin during the 428th's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett...

  • Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addresses the families, friends and Soldiers of the 428th Survey and Design Team during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011.  Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addresses the families, friends and Soldiers of the 428th Survey and Design Team during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28...

  • Spc. Arthur R. Segawa, a native of Uganda, talks to a reporter about becoming a U.S. citizen, joining the military, and mobilizing with the 428th Survey and Design Team, during the unit's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011.  Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Spc. Arthur R. Segawa, a native of Uganda, talks to a reporter about becoming a U.S. citizen, joining the military, and mobilizing with the 428th Survey and Design Team, during the unit's farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University...

  • Spc. Author Segawa, 428th Survey and Design Team, and his wife Sylvia following the unit's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hoockset, N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Segawa, a native of Uganda who became a naturalized U.S. Citizen earlier this year will deploy to Afghanistan with 13 other members of the 428th in Support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Spc. Author Segawa, 428th Survey and Design Team, and his wife Sylvia following the unit's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hoockset, N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Segawa, a native of Uganda who became a naturalized U.S. Citizen...

  • Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, promotes Private 1st Class Zachary Couch, 428th Survey and Design Team, to the rank of Specialist during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011 Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, promotes Private 1st Class Zachary Couch, 428th Survey and Design Team, to the rank of Specialist during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett...

  • Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, promotes Pfc. Christopher Brock while Pfc. Zachary Couch awaits his promotion. Puster promoted both Soldiers assigned to the 428th Survey and Design Team, to the rank of Specialist during a farewell ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Oct. 28, 2011. Fourteen Soldiers assigned to the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.  (Photo by Cpt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Deputy PAO)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, promotes Pfc. Christopher Brock while Pfc. Zachary Couch awaits his promotion. Puster promoted both Soldiers assigned to the 428th Survey and Design Team, to the rank of...

  • Sgt. Timothy Pierce, 428th Survey and Design Team, and his daughter Vanessa after the unit's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hoockset, N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Pierce and 13 other surveyors from the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Sgt. Timothy Pierce, 428th Survey and Design Team, and his daughter Vanessa after the unit's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hoockset, N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Pierce and 13 other surveyors from the 428th will deploy to...

  • Privates First Class Zachary Couch and Christopher Brock, 428th Survey and Design Team, report to Brig. Gen.  David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, for promotion to specialist during the 428th's farewell departure ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Both Soldiers and 12 other members of the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Privates First Class Zachary Couch and Christopher Brock, 428th Survey and Design Team, report to Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, for promotion to specialist during the 428th's farewell departure ceremony at...

  • Brig. Gen.  David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addresses a crowd made up predominantly of Soldiers and family members of the  428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset, N.H.  Oct. 28, 2011. The surveyors will deploy to Afghanistan to support Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addresses a crowd made up predominantly of Soldiers and family members of the 428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New...

  • Spc. Matthew Parker, 428th Survey and Design Team, during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Parker and 13 other members of the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan to support Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Philip Eugene 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Spc. Matthew Parker, 428th Survey and Design Team, during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. Parker and 13 other members of the 428th will deploy to Afghanistan to support...

  • Brig. Gen.  David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addresses a crowd made up predominantly of Soldiers and family members of the  428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset, N.H.  Oct. 28, 2011. The surveyors will deploy to Afghanistan to support Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, addresses a crowd made up predominantly of Soldiers and family members of the 428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New...

  • Soldiers of the 428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. The surveyors will deploy to Afghanistan to support Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 412th PA NCOIC)

    428th Survey and Design Team, heading to Afghanistan

    Soldiers of the 428th Survey and Design Team during the unit's farewell departure ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hookset N.H. Oct. 28, 2011. The surveyors will deploy to Afghanistan to support Regional Command South, a multinational...

Londonderry, N.H. -- The 428th Survey and Design Team honored 14 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers departing for Afghanistan with a Mobilization Farewell Ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Oct. 28, 2011.

The surveyors will support Regional Command South, a multinational military command which is part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

Speakers at the event included U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chairman David Quinn, Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 428th's parent organization.

Before heading to Afghanistan, the Soldiers will spend approximately six weeks at Ft Bliss, Texas preparing for the overseas mission.

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