My older brother was in the Navy and got deployed during Desert Storm.<br />
There wasn't one day that my whole family didn't worry about him but luckily he made it home safe.
The last 10 + years (since 9-11-01) have been rough on the military and their families. Having spend years deployed in some not so friendly places I can say that it takes a lot of hope. Go on about your normal day, think of us often, pray for us (if you're into that), be supportive, and use the support groups (if they aren't just a huge biXCh session).