It's a long way from the Micronesian island of Kosrae to Afghanistan and Iraq, but that's the journey many make when they enlist in the US military.
Under the Compact of Free Association, people in the Federated States of Micronesia can serve in the US forces and, on a per capita basis, more from the island grouping choose to enlist than do in the US.
Their story has been told in a documentary which was shown in the FSM for the first time this month April.
Nathan Fitch made the film Island Soldier after spending two years as a Peace Corps volunteer on Kosrae and seeing the challenges soldiers face when they return home.
He told Sally Round he followed the journey of several men and their families over a five year period.