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Reservists' Deployment Takes Toll on families, Employers

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Reservists' Deployment Takes Toll on families, Employers

Reservists' Deployment Takes Toll on families, Employers

Reservists' Deployment Takes Toll on families, Employers

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NPR's Cheryl Corley reports that the extended deployment of Army Reserves and the National Guard is taking its toll on families and businesses. In the past, reservists and guard members usually train one weekend per month and two weeks per year. But because of recent conflicts around the world, deployment may now last anywhere from three to five years.