Emily B Photography via Rachel Handke
This Military Life
When your spouse is in the military, deployments are part of the deal. Joe, an Army artillery officer, and Rachel, an army brat herself, have been married for 12.5 years and have two children. Joe has deployed to Iraq twice, as well as Afghanistan and Korea.

Rachel said, "Although this Army life has its many challenges with so much time spent apart from one another and our children, I know this is what he loves and was destined to do. I love him and would follow him to the ends of the earth."