In preperation for the release of our video "Deployment is Not a Casual Word," we asked our readers what they would like their family, friends, neighbors, and civilian counterparts to know about deployment and the military family experience. And hundreds of you responded. This is a collection of your candid, insightful responses.
If you are a contributor or resonate with the submissions, please share with your communities. There is power in knowing you are not alone, especially when seasons of separation are on the horizon.