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The journey starts with a volunteer, someone who stands up to defend their country.

army-recruits

(photo: U.S. Army)

Training and boot camp challenge their endurance.

(photo: U.S. Army)

(photo: U.S. Army)

Deployment comes for the volunteers, now ready and able to defend a grateful nation…

deployment

(photo: U.S. Army)

and the family they leave behind at home.

Army family

(photo: U.S. Army)

Friendships are forged.

army-group-photo

(photo: U.S. Army)

Some friends are lost…

Army memorial ceremony honors Maj. Gen. Greene

(photo: U.S. Army)

but none are forgotten.

Road 2 Recovery Bike Trek

(photo: U.S. Army)

Homecomings are sweeter than home cooking.

132nd MP Company returns home

(photo: U.S. Army)

Military families are made of more than shared blood, but of shared sacrifices. 

army families

(photo: U.S. Army)

Military families are built from many, but turn into an Army of one…

army run

(photo: U.S. Army)

and the next generation stands to volunteer.

little-girl-camo-paint

(photo: U.S. Army)

Many thanks to all of our Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families!

(All photos courtesy of the U.S. Army.)