About the Show
More than two million men and women serve in America's all-volunteer military force. This documentary creates a series of intimate portraits following families through the difficulties of deployment, the joys of homecoming and the challenges of reintegrating as a family after many months apart. The programme features a cross-section of America's military personnel, some on active duty and some in the National Guard, representing many ranks and drawn from across the country. The military lifestyle is one that most Americans will never experience yet, as this programme illustrates, it is important to understand these families and their story.