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Tireless warrior: Kristy Kaufmann fights for military families

By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved) For more than three years, Kristy Kaufmann has been one of the most prominent voices warning that too many of the nation’s military families are quietly crumbling. The wife of a battalion … Continue reading

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Forgotten on the Home Front: Guard and Reserve Families Serve in Isolation

PART II ‘A lot for a country to ask’ Far from the active-duty community, Guard and reserve families feel isolated By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010/All rights reserved) Stacy Bannerman ate her holiday meals at a local diner during her husband’s … Continue reading

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America’s Forgotten Military Families: Nine years of non-stop deployments, exhaustion, anticipatory grief — with no end in sight

Part I Op-tempo from hell By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010/All rights reserved) On a girls’ night out near Fort Bragg, N.C., Rebekah Sanderlin and her friends went around their circle and talked about which antidepressant each of them was taking. … Continue reading

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