Family, friends, and sometimes even troops themselves send I-Report salutes nearly every day to U.S. military serving their country away from home. Take a look below as family and friends share stories of the troops they love.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
'We have 'adopted' him as our son'

Brent James is in the 213th Area Support Medical Company of the Arkansas National Guard. He is currently in Mobilization Training at Ft. McCoy in Wisconsin and will be deployed to Iraq in October. His group provides medical support and treatment to injured troops in Iraq... even Iraqis if need be.

We have known Brent for several years and have come to love him dearly. We have "adopted" him as our son. He is a fine, outstanding young man. I know he will do his very best to serve his country! Thank YOU so much for the job that YOU do, Robin!

-- Doug, Janice & Becky Ware of Hamburg, Arkansas
Every weekday morning on Headline News' Morning Express, anchor Robin Meade and her team do a shout-out to U.S. troops by showing off photos and videos sent in by their loved ones. Tune in every hour between 6 and 10 a.m. to see the salutes on air, or click through the archives on this page.
Send your own salute
Do you have a friend or family member serving abroad in the U.S. military? Please share your story on!
CNN Comment Policy: CNN encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Please note that CNN makes reasonable efforts to review all comments prior to posting and CNN may edit comments for clarity or to keep out questionable or off-topic material. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give CNN the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying information via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity. CNN Privacy Statement.