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The "no down time" thing is right on. My old Army National Guard buddies are going on their 2nd or 3rd deployment. Their last one was guarding a prison, even tho they were artillery qualified. They had the stress of deployment, guarding prisoners, and daily mortaring to deal with.
I read that the improved communications deployed military are enjoying (email, video teleconference, etc) also adds to stress. They know the issues their family deals with daily, instead of getting a letter every once in a while.
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Join Date: May 2008
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I was really surprised to hear on the radio the other day that this is the longest war the U.S. has ever had. You think about Nam going on for over a decade, but it really didn't. Or maybe it did, but not as a declared war. Something to think about, for sure.
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Anonymous (not Will Rogers or Sam Clemens)
DW and I - FIREd at 50 (7/06), living off assets
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