By: Chris Gilson, email@example.com
The other big story, President Obama made his State of the Union Address to the nation Tuesday night.
Focusing on the economy, education, and bringing our service men and women home to their families.
"Tonight, I can announce that over the next year, another 34,000 American troops will come home from Afghanistan," President Obama said.
The President said over the next year the war in Afghanistan will be over.
But, he said America's commitment to a unified and sovereign Afghanistan, will endure.
And the news of more troops coming home has military families in the QC breathing a sigh of relief.
Debbie MacFaun of Davenport has two sons that served in the Navy.
And her youngest, Bobby, spent a year fighting in Afghanistan. MacFaun said while she can rest easier for now, you never know what could happen next.
"I don't have to worry about him going back over there again, but there are other places that he may have to go to and you never know when they're going to get deployed and when they get that call they got to go," Debbie MacFaun said.
MacFaun's 27 year old son is a Navy Corpsman who went to Afghanistan in 2010, but has been training in Hawaii recently.
She said it's always good news to hear war is ending in part of the world and more troops can return to the U.S.
But, MacFaun said with so many troops coming home in a tough economy they'll have a new battle to wage.
And that is trying to get used to being a civilian again.
"They're going to need help with housing they're going to have to find jobs a lot of them have PTSD. They're going to have to learn how to live again," she said.