Jessica Caito stood slightly apart from a pack of military spouses, adjusting the unfamiliar feel of heavy armor on her back.
“My kids told me I’d be an awesome mom if I did this,” said Caito of her two children, ages 5 and 7.
While she juggled body armor Wednesday at Fort Knox, she is juggling family life in the midst of a deployment. Her husband, Sgt. Heath Caito, is stationed in Afghanistan with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.