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COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD AND REGULAR IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN VETERANS
The advent of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan brought with it strains on the United States Armed Forces and specifically the National Guard units. The “week-end warriors” as they are often called, have been deployed in country (Iraq) for up to 18 months at a time. The members and families of the national guard, unlike the regular military, are not usually ready for such long and stressful deployments.
Even though the federal law states that guard personnel’s employment is to be held for them until they return. However, when the deployments are short that was not a problem. However, with multiple deployments, businesses, especially small businesses, are hard pressed to hold a job open for an employee that may, in reality, NOT return. As result many veterans find themselves out of work when they return home. Over the last few years, the newest problem is the loss of the family home due to foreclosure.