After a year's deployment in Afghanistan, 600 members of Michigan's National Guard are coming home. They'll join the ranks of 19,00 local Guardsmen and women who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But this particular unit will soon embark on a new mission. And this time, they're bringing their families.
For 3 years, the veterans, their spouses, and children will be part of a Michigan State University study on how families cope with life after combat.