Overhauling tours & training for Nat’l Guard Soldiers costs Pentagon $128M

WASHINGTON - Finding a way to give part-time Army National…

WASHINGTON – Finding a way to give part-time Army National Guard soldiers more time at home will cost the Pentagon $128 million, reveals the Associated Press.  The Pentagon is determined to overhaul training and active duty tours for these soldiers despite the cost, since an average soldier spends 12-15 months in the war zone after 6 months of training.

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