Army To Reduce Deployment Time To 9 Months

Army To Reduce Deployment Time To 9 Months

POSTED: Friday, August 5, 2011 - 4:36pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 8:27pm

 Washington- The Army is reducing the typical soldier's deployment time in Afghanistan.

Deployments will be reduced from one year to nine months, a move designed to help soldiers decrease stress and to cut down on family problems at home. The new policy will go into effect by April 2012.

Any Army soldier who is currently deployed, or will deploy before the New Year, will still have to serve a 12-month deployment. Some of the higher-demand or more specialized units, including combat support units, will likely remain on one-year deployments.

The deployment policy will not apply to soldiers serving overseas in places like South Korea or Germany. It does not apply to Marines, Sailors or Airmen.

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This is all hogwash!!! Just bring all our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq home!!!! Better than cutting deployment to 9 months, how about also capping the number of deployments. Any one soldier should not be deployed more than once to these God aweful countries!
Bring our troops home!

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