One of the most difficult things about military service is the long separation from loved ones. But this past week, while on its way home from an eight-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis made an unforgettable journey. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.
Col. Jack Jacobs, Ret. Capt. Anu Bhagwati, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Feministing.com’s Chloe Angyal respond to news about women on the front lines, and Melissa Harris-Perry reflects on moments throughout history where people found recognition as citizens through military service.
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jackie Powell, left, of Canton, Ga., gives some instruction on saluting to Boy Scout Logan Schell, 12, of Cumming, Ga., as they place flags at the graves of military service members ahead of the Memorial Day holiday at Georgia National Cemetery, Saturday, May
A portrait of Monica Velez, photographed in Austin, Texas, Jan 22, 2013. Velez had two brothers, Jose "Freddie" Velez and Andrew Velez, both US military service members who have died - Freddie was killed in action in Iraq, and Andrew inacted suicide.