March 31, 2008, Ian isn't where he's supposed to be - Fort Carson. Instead he and Pvt. 2 Jonathan Duenez are on Ian's bed back home. He is struggling with his breakup with Kayla. Emotions had overtaken, a mixture of anger, heartache and regret arriving on the heels of another weekend partying with friends. Eric worries they may be AWOL and that Ian's assignment, so close to home, is impeding his career. "Maybe you need to quit coming home so often - get into this military thing," Eric told his son. "You really don't realize you're in the military yet... Maybe you need to stay down there."