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Big Boss Brain is an unprecedented look into the often invisible effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) through the eyes of a child. Main character, Cassidy, guides readers on a journey of discovery to learn and answer questions about the physical, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral changes in a loved one following a TBI. Characterized images of Big Boss Brain further reinforce understanding of the brain's function, control, and damage in a manner kids can easily understand.
Staff Sgt. Jesus Cardenas, motor transport chief with 1st Combat Logistic Regiment, from Nogales, Ariz., spends time with his daughter moments before departing Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 13 for deployment. Nearly 140 of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) command element's 300 Marines and sailors said goodbye to family and friends as they departed for Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado/Released)