Well, no more point in arguing for or against this war.
My friend's husband is currently at Ft. Dix in NJ. They just got married in October and their daughter was born Feb 23, 2003. Everyone was happy that Al was still stateside and able to spend time with his newborn daughter. They are still not sure if Al will be deployed since his assignment is Turkey. If TPTB decide not to send troops into Turkey, he will probably be deployed stateside for homeland security. Only issue with the latter is that he won't neccessarily be local for homeland security.
My friend mentioned that people can volunteer for Family Readiness. Essentially, you help out the families of our armed forces. For example, if a pipe bursts and the family needs a plumber, the co-ordinator will arrange for a volunteer to fix the pipe for them. It helps our soldiers concentrate on their mission instead of worrying if their families are having problems. So, if you want to support our soldiers and live near a base, you can look into involving yourself in this manner.
I've also heard about programs to 'adopt a solider' where you would send care packages to a soldier. Last fall, our company had a week long bake sale to raise money to buy stuff for the soldiers that the armed forces doesn't neccessarily supply. Donations of magazines and books, videos, and video games were also accepted.
So, there are lots of ways to support our troops directly without advocating war.