As a veteran of the United States Air Force this is the kind of story that touches my heart. And I'm sure if you, a family member, or a friend has ever been deployed, you know very well how quickly the best laid plans can change. Anything and everything pretty much comes to a halt as you get ready to "saddle up" and go.

When a guy in the National Guard recently got deployed to Kuwait, students at a technical college swooped in to finish a home repair project he had started but couldn't finish before leaving.