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Posted: 12/17/2003 12:46:54 PM EDT
Between three of us JArheads we have donated a little over 750,000 air miles, pony up!

September 2003, the Pentagon started giving soldiers stationed in Iraq two-week leaves in the largest R & R program since the Vietnam War. Soldiers on R & R or Emergency Leave are flown by the military to Germany or three airports in the United States, Baltimore/Washington, (BWI), Dallas/FortWorth, (DFW), or Atlanta, (ATL ) for free.

The soldiers have been responsible for flights the rest of the way in the U.S. to their destinations, until Congress provided funding for this purpose on November 3, 2003. However, this funding is not yet available and may not be sufficient for all the troops or troops on "Emergency Leave".

Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:25:40 AM EDT
Shamless bump, perhaps a moderator could pin this post. Only posted to help the troops.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:54:22 AM EDT
Wish I flew alot. How about posting on some other BBS'S. Maybe SOCNET????
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 4:09:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrsWildweasel:
Wish I flew alot. How about posting on some other BBS'S. Maybe SOCNET????
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Outstanding Idea!
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 5:35:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:27:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 12:34:06 PM EDT by TennVol]
I am active duty USAF stationed at Peterson AFB CO and I have LOTS of friends & neighbors from the 3rd ACR stationed at Ft Carson who have been deployed to the AOR since March.

Some of them can't come home to be with their families on their R&R leave if they have to pay for their airline tickets out of their own pockets. Their only other option is to buy a Greyhound ticket and spend days of their 15 days of R&R riding on a bus just to get home.  

Please give up your miles if you can afford to.  It is REALLY appreciated by all of those who are over there.

(One of my next door neighbors just came home last week and he wouldn't have been able to without this program.  The program isn't a scam -- it really works.)

(edited to add)  MODs - Is there any way to post this on the General Discussion section & then tacked at the top?  I think we could get a better response!
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