If you are visiting this site to find ideas to encourage
a neighbor, a friend, a family member, co-worker or someone at
your church who is going through the hardship of a deployed
spouse, thank you for caring. We hope our stories will help you
to understand what we are going through and give you some
ideas in how to encourage the military home front.
Every family’s situation is unique, and there is no common scenario of a deployment. Some families are on or near a military installation that provides a Family Readiness Group (FRG) or other resources. There are many, however, that are removed from such resources. What’s more, being away from a military installation creates the added struggle of loneliness…that there is no one who really understands.
There are other factors that make each deployment unique. The Soldier may leave behind a girlfriend, a fiance, a spouse, younger children, older children, grandchildren, parents. Sometimes the spouse left behind is the husband, and sometimes both spouses are deployed. The family may have health issues to deal with in addition to coping with the deployment. That’s why at Operation We are Here we have done our best to include a variety of stories.
If you are a loved one going through a deployment
we hope that in this site you will find an understanding of your situation…you are not alone.
Many of you are not near a military installation and the resources it might offer, and for those who are, perhaps this will provide added ideas or resources that you could share with your friends and members of your FRG. There are a lot of resources out there, but who has the time to search for them during a deployment.
If you are on your own in a community that is not near a military installation, you may feel very alone in what you are going through. It is our hope and prayer that this website will give you some feeling of connection and also help you to easily connect you to resources that may better equip you through the deployment.
If you are new to the military community…
we hope that these resources and stories will help you to not just cope with the military lifestyle, but to thrive.


Mission statement
  • To create an awareness of the challenges of the military community
  • To offer practical suggestions to churches, communities and individuals on how to support and encourage the military community
  • To provide a comprehensive list of resources for the military community and its supporters

Find out more at Operation We Are Here

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