The troops get orders to return to Fort Marshall; Maggie bonds with Caroline; Latasha worries about unexpected expenses; Hector gets some sad news; Gloria searches for a new apartment; the soldiers come under attack in Afghanistan.
The group gathers for Claudia Joy’s dedication ceremony; Denise deals with an emergency at the hospital; Michael and Kat bond; Patrick breaks up with Gloria; Roland gives Joan an ultimatum; Maggie finds out that Caroline has been lying.
The group falls short of their fundraising goal for Claudia Joy’s garden; Gloria discovers Holly’s hidden talent; Hector finds out about Gloria and Patrick; Michael unwittingly encourages Kat’s daughter to switch from the Air Force to the Army.
Gloria decides to break up with Patrick; Denise tries to ease the tension between Gloria and Jackie; Michael clashes with the new Air Force Colonel; Joan is reprimanded at work; Maggie tries to bond with Caroline.
Denise helps Michael sort through Claudia Joy’s clothes; Eddie’s impending deployment prompts Caroline to insist on living with her real mother; Gloria regrets moving fast with Pat; Joan struggles to juggle work and parenthood.
Gloria meets a new man; Jackie’s son reveals surprising news; Denise and Frank celebrate their anniversary apart; Joan has a disagreement with Latasha and Maggie; Holly is disappointed when she is unable to talk to Tim.
Joan is disappointed to be pulled from combat; Latasha’s son is rushed to the emergency room; Gloria receives her divorce papers; Maggie and Eddie adjust to their new home; the men are moved to a dangerous outpost in Afghanistan.
Denise has her hands full; Latasha, Maggie and Denise are brought together when their boys get into trouble; Jackie worries about Kevin’s return to battle; Joan is surprised by her new orders; news of an explosion rocks Fort Marshall.