The CALL #12-3; 14 May 2012 Restoring PDMRA Leave
Restoring PDMRA Leave Promised to Deployed Troops to be voted on THIS WEEK
Recently, EANGUS issued a Call to Action regarding PDMRA leave that was promised to our National Guard soldiers and airmen. Congress heard our call and will be voting on this legislation Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Currently, National Guard soldiers and airmen who have been serving as operation force in the Middle East are often times deployed in excess of the DoD rotational frequency policy of one year mobilized and five years demobilized.
On January 19, 2007, DoD established the PDMRA program to give post-deployment leave time for reintegration for soldiers who serve multiple deployments to the Middle East within a 72 month period. DoD implemented a policy change effective October 1, 2011 which reduced the leave for deployed members that was promised to them under the policy in effect when they began their deployments. Some Guardsmen currently serving could lose up to up 24 days of leave - a month’s pay - that was promised to them when they deployed.
Please Take the Following Action:
EANGUS requests all members immediately contact your member of Congress asking them to vote in favor of H.R. 4045 introduced by Rep. John Kline (R-MN) and to co-sponsor S. 2121, introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
By using the "Write to Congress" feature on the EANGUS Web site at www.eangus.org, you can IMMEDIATELY write or e-mail your elected officials. A sample letter is included in our "Write to Congress" feature. You can e-mail the pre-written message or edit the sample letter as you desire. This is the quickest and most effective method of expressing your views to Congress. Also, contact your friends and family and urge them to "Write to Congress" as well. For more in-depth information and background visit our web site at www.eangus.org.