Just Plain Foolish

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Once again, the fight for morale

I've posted here before about the DOD blocking social media sites. I've commented about the difficulties faced by family at home. Even written poetry about the heartache. And still the nonsense goes on. A teacher at my school has a son serving in Afghanistan, and was just on the phone last night with her daughter-in-law. apparantly, the DOD has decided to cut off email contact effective May 1st. And cut off the ability to mail to her son's unit effective June 1st. For soldiers who won't return until August.

Excuse me? This is a basic issue of morale, both for the soldiers abroad and for the family stateside. Being able to stay in contact is essential for getting everybody through a deployment and for coming back afterwards.


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