June 25, 2004


This has been a concern of mine as well...

Hefley said he was particularly concerned about the realignmentÂ’s 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 administration’s 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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1 I just applied for a different position at Hood. I'd prefer it there to being in Corpus Christi! There will be time for golf lessons and some Shiner Bock on the River Walk when you get back to the land of the big PX.

Posted by: Mike at June 25, 2004 07:43 AM (MqNKC)

2 I grew up a a navy kid, and my dad did tons of deployments for six to eight months overseas and we were unable to see him and lived CONUS. I don't see why the army can't do it, for the first time in a long time the Army as a whole is doing deployments and its hard for the families to adjust, I understand, however, why can't they live back stateside?

Posted by: sean at June 26, 2004 12:32 AM (BR7Fy)

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