My daughter is a Navy Lieutenant (Captain in the other services). She served an 8 month carrier tour in the Persain Gulf last year. She was the Intelligence Officer for an F/A-18 Super Hornet squadron.
She is currently stationed in San Deigo in another unit. She was recently put on notice she might be picked for a year long assignment in Iraq.
Of course I understand you go where the military tells you to go, but as a Dad I did not want her over there. The Good News is - she is not going. Yeah!
I am indeed a happy Dad.