FORT HOOD, Texas--Staff Sgt. Ronald Reed (far left), a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Bn., 82nd F. A. Reg., 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div, spends time with his wife and children, here, before leaving for Afghanistan Oct. 30. Reed, a native of Pittsburg, Pa., said, "Going there and leaving my Family is one thing but actually accomplishing what we were set out to do in the first place-- believe in doing that."