Kansas reservists have been called to duty to serve in "Operation Enduring Freedom." About 150 army reservists from the 425th Transportation Company are now on active duty, including soldiers from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
The soldiers have no say in the decision on whether or not to go to war, but it's their duty to serve.
For the Brock family, it's time to say goodbye. Cheryl Brock's husband, Sgt. Richard Brock who is leaving, says, "It's just overwhelming. It's just hard to put into words knowing he's going to be leaving and gone for so long." Her husband adds, "It's kind of exciting but it's kind of heartbreaking that I have to leave my wife and my four kids."
Sergeant Brock is one of hundreds of fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who are tying up loose ends and leaving behind memories. They nervously await what the future brings, but are prepared and ready to go. It doesn't make it any easier, however, to say goodbye.
The reservists head off to Fort Riley Sunday, where they will get their orders.