Category Archives: Deployment Cycle

The Days Before Leaving

We’ve come in from our ‘ruck,’ sweaty and breathless. We’ve done a tour of the park trails, he in camo and carrying seventy pounds, me in the usual capris and t-shirt. He’s preparing for a life that is funneling in, … Continue reading

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Home for a short visit

We sit on the couch together, sharing favorite TV shows. His have to do with motocross, history, Frontline’s Behind Taliban Lines. We talk a lot, and the sense of what being a soldier means is born in my heart, again. The … Continue reading

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Ramping up for Deployment

Five years ago at Ft. Benning, the boot camp commander stood before a room full of parents, young wives, and other loved ones and announced, “Get ready, because your sons and daughters are going to war. Make no mistake, they are … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hearts Deployed

Welcome to Hearts Deployed, a blog for the loved ones of Service Members in a combat zone. Please feel free to leave a comment or request and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Our hope is to encourage, support … Continue reading

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