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Guard survey hints at exodus

Just as the Pentagon is increasingly relying on the National Guard and other part-time troops for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, an internal Guard survey suggests that the demanding deployments could prompt a significant number of its soldiers to quit the military. A recent survey of 5,000 soldiers from 15 states showed that the rate at which Army Guard members choose to leave the military could jump – to 20-22% a year among those who have served long overseas tours, typically 12 months. Full Story

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