Monday, March 19, 2018



have fought and died in 

Operation Enduring Freedom, 

Operation Iraqi Freedom 

and Operation New Dawn

May Almighty God Bless our brave Warriors and bring comfort to those who love them so.....

The People Behind The Sacrifice

At a Glance

Listed below are the most current statistics according to our database.
*These statistics may not reflect exact figures.

Deaths by Branch

Deaths by Age

Deaths by Conflict

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hello, It’s Me!

Whoa.... where has the time gone? I’m not sure any of my Blogging Buds are still checking in, or is the world of words down to a mere 140 characters! Lots has been happening in Airman Mom’s life. So much goodness and so many stressful situations. But, such is life! So.... please say Hello if you happen upon my words. (I really need to return to writing.) Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, February 1, 2016


This date lives in my heart every single day. I was a very young momma with a healthy, busy two year old and a fussy, didn't-know-night-from-day-yet seven month old. This momma had a new little one on the way... Until 2.1.1981 I was thirteen weeks along in my pregnancy. I believe God whispers gently in our ears, and He whispered that I was carrying a son. Until 2.1.1981 A routine check-up brought concern about my little one. An ultrasound was done. My baby's heart had stopped beating. I was sent home, to await oncoming labor. Until 2.1.1981 Labor came... Every bit as intense as when I gave birth to my two beautiful, healthy girls. I remember leaving for the hospital after 'Sixty Minutes' I remember the Emergency Room. I remember the Operating Room's cold table. I remember my doctor sitting by my bed, holding my hand while I cried...until drug-induced sleep came. My little one was gone from this earth. 2.1.1981 It's been thirty-five years... God sent me two more sons. Gifts I cherish. My four children and my baby who has only known heaven as home... Complete my heart. I'm blessed beyond words... Nine amazing grandbabies have entered my world as well... Since 2.1.1981 God is good. He has had held my little one in His loving arms. I think about you always, I talk about you still, You have never been forgotten, and you never will. I hold you close within my heart, and there you will remain, To walk with me throughout my life Until we meet again. 2.1.1981

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ground Control to Airman Mom...

'Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God’s love be with you' Not quite sure why I chose this song as my, 'I'm Back' intro... Hard to believe it's been almost two years since I last posted! Kinda like David Bowie's astronaut, things got a little bit turned upside down and a break from the blogosphere was needed. Things? Life. I'll unwrap details going forward, but for now I'll offer a quick recap of Airman Mom's life. John returned safe and whole from deployment! Praise God! He is now stationed here in the DC area...needless to say, I am one blessed momma! So grateful to have my son and his son within an hours' drive. I'm also enjoying the time with my D-I-L! Love this sweet family! B & V have added to our family! Grand baby #8 is a beautiful girl, named AnnaB. She was born last September, healthy and perfect! Hubster and I have been to SLC twice to spend time with this precious family! Honestly, there is nothing like seeing your child holding their child! My girls and their families are doing well! Hubster and I have been visiting new baseball stadiums every year...slowly checking off our Bucket List! So there you have it in a nutshell... All the good stuff of the past couple years! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please join me in prayer for all those touched by the most recent tragedy at Fort Hood. May Almighty God protect all our brave service members.

Monday, April 16, 2012

His Star Has Turned From Blue To Gold

May Almighty God Bless this brave Warrior. May Almighty God bring comfort to his family.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Home...Very Soon!

Please continue to keep John, Di and the little E-Man in your prayers. John will be ending his six-month deployment very soon!!! Upon his return home, this sweet family has many adjustments... I know in my heart, they will overcome the challenges which post-deployment brings. This Momma is praying he returns through BWI... It will be so awesome to see John's face and give him a hug! May Almighty God keep peace in their hearts, as they endure these final weeks of deployment. May Almighty God watch over John as he travels back to U.S. soil. May Almighty God wrap this young family in his loving arms, as they settle into their new family life.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Luke's Wings

Please allow me to introduce an organization which helps the families of our wounded Warriors. Luke's Wings reunites our wounded with their families, helping with expensive travel costs. Here is the first paragraph of their Mission Statement: Luke's Wings is an organization dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke’s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. By purchasing travel agency services and travel tickets for loved ones, Luke’s Wings provides an immediate and invaluable service to the families of our men and women at arms while also helping to encourage and motivate the service member’s recovery. Please visit their site to learn more about their dedication to our wounded. Please lift these brave Warriors and their families in prayer.