Wanted to share my thoughts on this subject. We have people in the TA who have never been on tour - NEVER. Why do they stay in, what do they get out of the TA. It amazes me that they spend years training for something that they will never put into practise. We also have people who did one tour years ago, Telic 2 for example, and still live of the glory. get real and get current. I'm pretty sure the USA National Guard is not run like this. Any thoughts?