Herald/JOHN A. BOWERSMITH - Troopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, from left, Sgt. Christopher Hirt, Sgt. Tony Veedmont, Sgt. Oliver Guilermo and Staff Sgt. Jessie Edison play a game of spades while waiting to board a deployment flight to Iraq from Robert Gray Army Airfield on Fort Hood Wednesday afternoon. About 500 soldiers from Fort Hood deployed to Iraq.