The Ft. Lewis military community, among many, will be impacted by the deployment extensions announced by Secretary Gates recently.
10,000 from Fort Lewis have missions extended
I have adopted a squad from the 864th through AnySoldier.com, along with my friends Val and Rob. Supporting them for another three months is a no-brainer for us. But my heart goes out to the soldiers, who just arrived in Afghanistan in mid-February, and especially to their families.
The soldiers will do their duty, because that's what soldiers do. And the families will cope, because that's what military families do. And they are proud to do it, just ask 'em. While you're asking, though, don't say anything dumb like "How do you live that way?". Trust me on this.