In the kitchen of a rental house near a beach in San Diego, a group of moms is preparing dinner.
The 13 women from all around the country have one thing in common: They lost their husbands in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
They are part of the American Widow Project, a support group for women whose husbands were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Defense Department estimates there are more than 3,200 military widows and widowers from those wars.
The women gather once a month in small groups for bonding and adventure. On this weekend, they're at the beach.