Jackie Black has sent her husband off to war once before.
“We had four days’ notice, and then he left,” Jackie said of her husband First Sgt. John Black’s sudden deployment to Iraq with the National Guard in 2004.
Last Tuesday afternoon Jackie and her daughter Taylor, 14, were able to send John off for his second deployment, this time to Afghanistan, during a departure ceremony for the Agribusiness Development Team #4.
Jackie said she refers to the deployment process as a “journey.”