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        The Faris Family | The Homefront

        Learn about the effects of war on military families in this clip from The Homefront. Over a 30-year career, Command Sergeant Major Chris Faris, the former senior enlisted leader of the United States Special Operations Command, has deployed repeatedly to combat zones, beginning with the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, and continuing through Afghanistan and Iraq. During the period between 2002 and 2011, the longest period of time that Chris was home in any single year was 89 days. The frequency and difficulty of these deployments caused enormous stress in Chris's relationship with his wife Lisa and his daughters, a struggle that the couple openly discuss. Ultimately, by deciding to seek counseling, the Farises improved their family life—and by telling their story publicly, they hope to improve the lives of other military families as well.


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