Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The U.S. Military Optemp Takes a Toll
The United States military has been at war for the longest period ever. Over 13 straight years with no end in sight. The Afghan War, with the end of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), was supposed to end this month (December 2014). However, over 10,000 troops will still be deployed in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 and the U.S. is still taking casualties (two Soldiers died in December 2014). The U.S. is also re-involving itself in Iraq with over 3,000 deployed and many more from outside the country participating in bombing raids off aircraft carriers and from airfields in adjacent countries. This high operations tempo is taking its toll on the United States military members and their families. Read more in "America's Military: The crushing deployment tempo", Military Times, December 14, 2014.