Sgt. James Fontenot, of Susanville, Calif., embraces his children Scarlett, 3, left, and James II, 2, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at the National Guard office in Oroville, Calif. About 170 soldiers in the California Army National Guard’s 2668th Transportation Company are leaving for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Appeal-Democrat, Chris Kaufman)