June 25, 2004
Hefley said he was particularly concerned about the realignments potential effect on military families, since Pentagon leaders have sketched a scenario in which most families are based in the United States while their sponsors are sent periodically sent overseas for several months at a time for training exercises or missions.
Although extended separations are understandable in wartime, in times of peace, I would be very reluctant to separate military families more than they already are, Hefley said.
Feith said that the administrations plans should actually contribute to a better situation for families than currently exists.
He described instances in which families move with their sponsor overseas, only to have the servicemember deploy to yet another place, leaving his dependents alone in a foreign country.
Why couldn't he have left me at Fort Hood? Bunker could be teaching me to play golf!
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