Cover image: Sgt. 1st Class Mario Sierra embraced his wife, Amparo Bracero-Sierra, and sister Annakaren Bejarano, at a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade at Fort Hood in April 2010.


The big picture: When loved ones are sent to war

Patrick and Jessica: A love story

Post-traumatic stress disorder: The enemy that strikes back

Military suicide: A family’s sorrow

Stress of separation: A military family’s endurance


The story of war is not just about combat on the battlefield. It's also about the families who remain behind to fight their own private battles.

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