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Photos: Three of Canada's military families

It's not just soldiers and veterans who experience military life. There are more than 45,000 military families in the Canadian Forces, and they deal with unique emotional and financial issues

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Master Warrant Officer Paul Watkins with poses for a photograph with his wife, Master Corporal Shae Watkins and their three children: Danny, 15 (left), Kyle, 14, and Chelsea, 17, at their home in Comox, B.C., Nov. 7, 2012. Their eldest son, Scott, is in military training in Quebec.

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Master Warrant Officer Paul Watkins at home in Comox, B.C. with his kids: Danny, 15 (left), Kyle, 14, and Chelsea, 17. With both parents serving in the military, the kids have grown used to a blending of household roles.

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Canadian Forces Sergeant Peggy Murphy poses for a photograph with her son Christopher, 14, and daughter Ashley, 13, along the Ottawa River in Masson-Angers, Quebec, Nov. 6, 2012. Sgt. Murphy, a single parent, opted to send her two children to Newfoundland to live with family while she was deployed to Afghanistan.

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Canadian Forces Sergeant Peggy Murphy poses for a photograph with her son Christopher, 14, and daughter Ashley, 13, along the Ottawa River in Masson-Angers, Quebec, Nov. 6, 2012. “I don’t know what it is about the uniform, but my luck has been that my community is always ready to help,” Sgt. Murphy says.

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Major Mark Campbell and his wife, Donna, a Warrant Officer, in their kitchen in Edmonton on Oct. 31, 2012. Maj. Campbell was injured in Afghanistan in 2008, losing both legs in a roadside bomb attack.

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Major Mark Campbell and his wife, Donna, a Warrant Officer, at their home in Edmonton on Oct. 31, 2012. The family of four has struggled with the fallout from Maj. Campbell’s injury.

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