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The nonprofit Our Military Kids helps support such families as Ti Godfrey and her children Erica, 7, and Cuu, 12, in their Prince William home. (Jahi Chikwendiu - The Washington Post)
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 Duty In Iraq
We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq.
The Soldiers of Ward 57
 The War After the War: Soldiers' battle shifts from desert sands to hospital linoleum.
 Moving Forward, a Step at a Time: After Iraq, wounded soldiers try out new limbs and new lives.
 Photo Gallery: Three soldiers, now amputees after returning from Iraq, show strength while recuperating in Ward 57.
 Video: Injured U.S. Marines Return From Iraq
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 Video: Arab American comedians joke about terrorism, racial profiling and the war in Iraq.
 Video: The D.C. community reacts to images from Baghdad.
 Photos: Monica Jacobs and Patrick DiPaolo wed before he is tapped for overseas deployment.
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 On Base: A different way of life for military families at area bases.
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Ways to Support the Troops
The Department of Defense has asked the American public not to overload the military mail system with bulk mailings of cards and gifts. Here are alternative suggestions from the White House and the Pentagon:

Donate money to the USO at www.uso.org or sponsor a USO care package at www.usocares.org.
Donate long-distance calling cards so service members can call their families: Operation Uplink at www.operationuplink.org.
Send an online greeting at www.OperationDearAbby.net.
Donate gift certificates to military dependents in need at www.commissaries.com.
Other resources are at www.usafreedomcorps.gov and www.defendamerica.mil (click on "Support Our Troops").
Treating Family Wounds 
Nonprofit group Our Military Kids in McLean is offering to help pay for athletics, tutoring and dance lessons for children of deployed troops.

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Foes of War in Iraq Rally for Teach-In: Some at GWU Protested Vietnam (Post, March 25, 2005)

Prayer Rising, Even If Many Eschew the Pews (Post, March 25, 2005)

A Small Town Grieves Over a Favorite Son: Marine Made a Difference in Stuart, Va. (Post, March 25, 2005)

A Lesson in Acceptance: Teacher Grapples With Bookish Soldier's Path to Maturity (Post, March 24, 2005)

Bonds of Brotherhood, Pierced by War: Close Siblings Took Different Paths: One Played Ball, the Other Enlisted (Post, March 23, 2005)

Looking for Logic Amid the Pain: Grieving Father Struggles to Understand (Post, March 22, 2005)

Capt. Humayun Khan, 27 (Post, March 22, 2005)

GU Activists Go Hungry To Help Janitors (Post, March 21, 2005)

A Marine's Choice, A Mother's Conflict: Antiwar Md. Parent Endures Enlistment, Death (Post, March 21, 2005)

Passion and Criticism Mark Arlington Protest: Anniversary Enlarges Capitol Vigil (Post, March 20, 2005)

Small N.Y. Town Buries a Favorite Son at Arlington: Young Soldier Who Wore No. 13 as an Athlete Is Remembered as a Leader (Post, March 19, 2005)

Medic Who Twice Dodged Death Is Buried: Del. Soldier Sought Perilous Iraq Tour (Post, March 16, 2005)

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