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Why We Need a Federal Military Family Leave Act: Oh, What a Difference the Draft Makes


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Why We Need a Federal Military Family Leave Act: Oh, What a Difference the Draft Makes

Stacy Bannerman

My husband is currently serving his second tour in Iraq with the Washington State Army National Guard, two years before the 81st Brigade was supposed to be eligible to be called up again, according to a long-standing Pentagon policy. We struggled with post-combat reintegration and were separated for nearly a year.