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Morning Express with Robin Meade

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Katrina Reed

Teenage girl enjoys summer camp for military kids

Many who serve in the armed forces come home from deployment with post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. For military children, it can be difficult dealing with the change in their parents’ behavior.

Pennsylvania teen Katrina Reed knows all too well the effect PTSD and depression have on her dad. “Life growing up as a military kid is hard because my dad is depressed sometimes, and it makes me depressed when I see him sad,” she says.

Carly Sheesley

Military kid says family life can be challenging

Many deployed servicemen and women come home changed with seen and unseen wounds of war. 

Ohio teen Carly Sheesley didn’t know what to do when she saw her father having a panic attack after he returned from Iraq. She later learned the attack was related to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Military Kid Emily Barnett

Military teen writes to express her emotions

Parents in the armed forces try to protect their kids from what they see and experience when deployed. However, what’s not said can sometimes be felt.

Fifteen year-old Emily Barnett’s father serves in the U.S. Air Force. She says her dad has definitely seen a lot, but he just doesn’t talk about it. He tries to keep those images and feelings away from her and her brothers Dominic (12) and Nathan (11).

Salute to Troops: The picture on the left is Sergeant Mike English and his son taken in 1985. The picture on the right is that grown-up son, now known as Staff Sergeant Dallas English and his son ace.

Military dad recreates father son pic 30 years later

The picture on the left is Sergeant Mike English and his son taken in 1985.

The picture on the right is that grown-up son now known as Staff Sergeant Dallas English and his son Ace taken just last month.

Morning Express with Robin Meade: Salute to Military Kids - Joshua Fernandez

12-year-old military kid wants to lead, inspire

Camp Corral is a summer program for kids of military families. Joshua Fernandez is one of the campers and says he likes going because he can talk with other kids who are going through similar things at home. For example, Joshua's father was hurt while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He says he is proud of his father for serving his country, but feels that "he paid a big price for it."

Joshua says some people feel bad for him because he's a military kid, but he thinks that part of his life actually gives him an advantage. He says it's made him stronger of mind, a better leader and more resilient.

Rolling Thunder rally honors military veterans in DC

Rolling thunder ride for freedom rumbles into D.C.

Hundreds of thousands of people rode motorcycles through Washington D.C. in the annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom Sunday.

Diane Cho from our affiliate WJLA reports they want to raise awareness for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action.

Morning Express with Robin Meade Salute to Troops from Jennifer Brezinka

Salute to Troops: 1st Lt. Ross Brezinka

Tell us about a military man or woman in your life on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page. You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade!

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Salute to U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jamie Grimmett on Morning Express with Robin Meade

Salute to Troops: Command Sgt. Maj. Jamie Grimmett

Tell us about a military man or woman in your life on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page. You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade!

Today's must-see, must-share stories are in the daily speed feed.

Santa reads marriage proposal from soldier in Afghanistan

Santa subs for soldier: Will you marry me?

A soldier, who couldn't get home from Afghanistan to propose to his girlfriend, asked Santa to do it.

Kimberly Roberts was shocked when the Santa at a mall in Indiana pulled out flowers, got down on one knee and read a proposal from her boyfriend, Sgt. Clint Underhill. 

Camouflage Ice Cream at Baskin-Robbins for Veterans Day

What flavor is 'camouflage'?

Baskin-Robbins has a new camo-colored ice cream.

First Class Camouflage’ is a combination of three flavors: chocolate, salty caramel and vanilla cake.

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