Soldiers to begin 2012 with nine-month deployments
Photo Credit: John G. Martinez
Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks with Staff Sgt. Paul Barboza, Brigade Troops Battalion, 25th Stryker Brigade, Fairbanks, Alaska, Aug. 5, during a layover at Shannon Airport, Ireland. Barboza, who is redeploying from Afghanistan, spoke to McHugh shortly after landing. McHugh has signed a directive instituting a 9-month "boots on the ground" policy for deployed Soldiers, providing more "dwell" time at home for Soldiers and Families.
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