Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Multiple Deployments Taxing the Army

Members of the Army are repeatedly deploying to war zones and it is taking its toll.  The average deployment is somewhere between 12 and 15 months long.  Soldiers usually get a one year break in the states and then they go again.  Some Soldiers are now on their 4th and 5th tour in either Iraq or Afghanistan.  The amount of time that an individual Soldier is spending in combat zones is surpassing WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  Read more in "Repeated deployments weigh heavily on U.S. troops", USA Today, January 12, 2010.

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