We have followed Ahmed Fadaam for six years - during the Iraq War and after U.S. troops pulled out. This month, he moved to the U.S. with his family, and he now faces the challenge many immigrants have faced - to find a place in America.
Major Ted Kuppinger is an army reservist. He is just back home after serving his country for the second time in Afghanistan. As a civil affairs worker, Ted knows what it's like to live among and serve the Afghan people. He also has the vantage point of comparing two very different Afghanistans from his deployments in 2002 and 2010.
More U.S. troops may soon be headed to Afghanistan under President Obama's new top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Fagerquist has just returned from there. Nick says the situation on the ground is tough: Over their seven-month deployment, his unit lost 12 Marines to IEDs and firefights. Nick is proud to have brought all of the Marines he led home safely. He's also proud of the work he did training Afghan National Police recruits in a remote area.
Master Sergeant David Brunstad is a veteran of the Iraq war and a current member of the Air Force National Guard. Recently, he invited family members to the base to witness his promotion ceremony. With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, David was able to bring his husband, Darin, for the first time in his 17 years of military service.