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.
Friday, August 31, 2007
'The day before she deployed'


A picture of SSgt Lola Howard (center) on the day before she deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is with the staff of the Kirtland NCO Academy, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico where she works as an executive assistant to the Commandant.

-- Larry Gonzales of Albuquerque, New Mexico
On CNN TV
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.
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