Bring back Military R&R

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We've been at war and deploying soldiers back to back for 11 years now and the military family is suffering. There is more PTSD, more broken marriages, more military teenagers into substance abuse and juvenile delinquency because their dad, and now increasingly mom as well, is never home. Cutting soldiers' two weeks R&R mid-deployment and making military families spend even more time apart is not right.

Please support our military and give our troops who are putting their lives on the line for our country the two weeks mid-deployment R&R with their families that they so richly deserve.

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My husband is being stationed in Bahrain for 1 year. Our daughter is only 4.5 months old. He is already going to miss all of her "first," the day she crawls, the day she walks, the day she says her first word. I am very disappointed that The Navy is cutting this program after my husband has dedicated 15 years and 7 deployments. Very sad.
My boyfriend is serving a year tour in Kuwait. Its not fair to him that he doesnt get to come because yall want to make stupid budget cuts. Take other******away besides their time.
I understand in times like this spending cuts need to be made. I can only imagine the price of all those plane tickets home for soldiers, but I have a hard time believing that this is a good idea and is OK for our leadership to decide on for our deployed soldiers. It makes me very sad that the leaders of our country have decided to move forward with this. I pray that our leaders will find another way to cut costs, perhaps taking the burden upon themselves, rather than placing it on the shoulders of those who already carry so much.
My husband is currently deployed and he missed the birth of our son. It would be such a blessing to have him come home for a bit to see and hold his son for the first time.
God Bless our men and women who serve in the military to protect our Freedom.
I think the rest of the government should give up their vacations.