I know you must be terrified. I live in a military town, and in my job, I deal with young Marines every day. It breaks my heart to think that these are the people that are going to have to go defend us. They are SO young. I pray every day that these conflicts can be worked out with negotiations and not war. Unfortunately, we just found out that they will soon be shipping out 50,000 of the 70,000 on the bases here, and are calling in the Reserves to man the bases. A guy from the local news came in Sunday and did an article on how local business will cope with the loss of that huge number of people leaving. We were shocked to find out it was SO many at once. We have been hearing about leaves being cancelled, and desert gear being issued for months. Many of the guys released on weekends are not allowed out of a 50 mile radius of their base. It is all very scary!