Most websites are geared toward family members of male soldiers.  But we want to know what it means to be a Woman in the military.

What is it like to depart from your husband, kids, parents and/or friends to serve in the military?  What is it like to serve with other men and women in the military?  What is it like being overseas?  What would you like to say to your friends and family back home?  Let us know where you are/will be located and for how long.