While the anti-anything left crank on and on, and imagining what they will about others (especially soldiers), others face things straight. Even in the military where morale is a huge and often sensitive issue what do they do? Talk openly about it, even down to the squad and individual levels out in the field. Just like the spec4 on the right who just can't let his girlfriend forget him.
The military’s own newspaper, Stars and Stripes has been following the story closely because other than soldier’s conditions, and military policy itself, it’s hard to imagine a bigger issue to their readers. Soldiers grouse, that’s always been. They’re also very honest about what they see around them – good, bad, or indifferent.
You can also let them know they aren't alone by supporting the USO.