For more than a year, The Sentinel followed this Army Reserve unit’s march to a year-long deployment and chronicled the journey.

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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The soldiers sat quietly in 11 straight rows facing forward, a mass of green, tan and brown camouflage.

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This month, family members of soldiers in the 220th Transportation Company shared with The Sentinel stories about their lives while their love…

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Preparations are made for the arrival of several members of the 220th Transportation Company at the Army Reserve Center in Keene Saturday night.

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CASEY FARRAR / Sentinel Staff Soldiers stand during the invocation at the 220th Transportation Company's welcome ceremony April 22 at Joint Ba…

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Sgt. Karl R. Pollock of Rindge waits for his granddaughter Ava, 4, to run into his arms during a homecoming ceremony for the Keene-based 220th…

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Soldiers of the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company await the start of a welcome ceremony April 22 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in…

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The color guard carries the American flag at the end of the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company's welcome ceremony in New Jersey last week.

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Members of the 220th Transportation Company and their family members listen to Capt. Adam D. Ziegner of Newfane, Vt., during the unit's welcom…

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NO NEED FOR WORDS. Kim Pollock, right, embraces her husband Karl, at the welcome ceremony at the Army Reserve Center in Keene Saturday, April …

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Preparations take place for the arrival of several members of the 220th Transportation Company at the Army Reserve Center in Keene Saturday, April 23.

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Karl Pollock of the 220th Transportation Company is greeted enthusiastically by his grandaughter Ava, 4, of Derry, Saturday, April 23.

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Soldiers stand during the invocation at the 220th Transportation Company's welcome ceremony April 22 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Ne…

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Soldiers of the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company await the start of a welcome ceremony April 22 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in…

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Three boys wave to the passing convoy of vehicles from the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company in Tikrit, Iraq last month.

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Master Sgt. Carlos Lopez of Isabela, Puerto Rico sees off a convoy of trucks from the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company. Lopez salutes …

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Children stand with a crop harvest near the road between Balad Airbase and Contingency Operating Base Speicher to watch the passing convoy.

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In the waning evening light, soldiers of the 220th Transportation Company prepare for a formation. Seven soldiers received promotions during t…

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People watch the convoy of American military vehicles and civilian contractors passing through a checkpoint near Balad, Iraq.

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Leaving the convoy staging lanes in Balad Saturday morning for the return convoy to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. Ri…

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Staff Sgt. Bobbie Short of North Andover, Mass. works in the administrative office for the 220th Transportation Company, and served as truck c…

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Soldiers unload the vehicles they hauled to Balad, Iraq Saturday afternoon. After unloading, they loaded several of the trucks with more vehic…

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CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – Silhouetted in rows of glaring headlights, soldiers dart back and forth between trucks.

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CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – There’s rarely a quiet moment in Sgt. Howard W. Shay Jr.’s white tiled office at the headquarters …

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Staff Sgt. Benjamin J. Masterson with his children, Korrigan and Cole, at their Keene home. Masterson has sole custody of Korrigan and Cole, s…

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A DAUGHTER’S LOVE — Korrigan Masterson holds up a card she made for her father, Benjamin Masterson, an Army Reservist bound for Iraq. Korrigan…

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Anastasia Masterson, left, Staff Sgt. Benjamin J. Masterson, and Cole and Korrigan Masterson together at the Masterson home in Keene. Anastasi…

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 Most of what 10-year-old Korrigan Masterson recalls about her father’s two deployments to Iraq is the tearful goodbyes and joyous reunions.

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Sgt. Robert Makarskiand his wife, Shelley, share a moment together during Thursday’s farewell ceremony for the 220th Transportation Company.

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Pvt. Keith Corriveau, 21, of Antrim, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Brittney Johnson, of Antrim, have talked about how they’ll stay in touch …

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This is the third in a three-part series on the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company.

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Dad Jeremy J. Barcomb, at home with Colin, 1, is also Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Barcomb of the Army Reserve’s 220th Transportation Company. They sh…

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On a snowy Monday afternoon in December, Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Barcomb’s house in Swanzey is quiet. His sons, 1 and 3 years old, are away at da…

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Pfc. Aidan F. Latimer of Langdon was with the rest of the Army Reserve’s 220th Transportation Company at the Fort Devens Training Complex in M…

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Fort Devens training. Sgt. 1st Class Henry Concepcion at attention with 220th Transportation Company flag on August 15, 2009.

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This week, the Army Reserve’s 220th Transportation Company, based in Keene, will leave for four months of training at military bases across th…

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Fort Devens training. Soldiers wait in a breakfast line at “Troopers Inn” at Ft. Devens Saturday August 15, 2009.

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Sgt. Howard Shay Jr., of Keene, fires his M-16A2 semi-automatic assault rifle at the Fort Devens Training Complex in Massachusetts Aug.15, 20…

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Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Barcomb, of Swanzey, consults a checklist at the training complex at Fort Devens, Mass., during weapons training.

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Ft. Devens training. Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Barcomb, of Swanzey, works with a soldier at the rifle training complex at Ft. Devens August 15, 200…

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A soldier from the 220th Transportation Company, based in Keene, checks out targets at the range at Fort Devens, Mass., last August.

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Soldiers rest their rifles while they wait for the 6 a.m. breakfast at “Troopers Inn,” Saturday, August 15, 2009. They were getting weapons t…

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Ft. Devens training. Staff Sgt. Ben Masterson records a soldier’s target at the Ft. Devens Training Complex on Saturday August 15, 2009. Photo…

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Ft. Devens training. Early morning start of training by the 220th Transportation Company on Saturday August 15, 2009. Photo by Steve Hooper.