More than 65,000 military members and their families are stationed in Alaska, far away from home, many in remote parts of the state. They serve in the bitter Alaskan cold and dark, face repeat deployments to dangerous war zones, and sometimes they don't come home…
These troops will be leaving their families behind as they face dangerous warzones for a year at a time. And if they worry about their family at home, they are not focused on their own safety or the mission.
Military families who are left behind often endure the stresses associated with operating a single-parent household, in a place that is geographically isolated from family and support networks, while coping with the fear and sadness the absence creates.
Military life takes a toll on the service member and their family – sometimes financial, emotional, or social… Only 1% of Americans accept this calling.NOW IS OUR TIME TO GIVE BACK: TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO SO SELFLESSLY SUPPORT US.