Wanted to add something - five Army Generals yesterday promised a thorough investigation into complaints that National Guard troops returning from Iraq got second class treatment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to make way for the base's active duty brigades coming home from war this summer.
It's in this article http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/05/19
out of the newspaper in Tacoma, WA.
I could give you first hand info how in many circumstances the returning Guard is treated but I can't - I signed a confidential out of court agreement.
Guard is not Weekend Warriors - they are Warriors, period. I am not saying I know anything about treatment at Fort Lewis - I do not. My experiences were elsewhere.