Look at this notice. I wonder how many other veterans like me saw this and instantly had a mini-heart attack.

Right now I am on what they call Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). Basically, if Big Army wants to call me back in, then they can. A diver buddy of mine that I served with was called back, so I know it can happen. And when it does, it’s for a deployment.

So, when this manipulative piece of propaganda lands in your inbox, it seems serious. But just like any marketing machine in the private sector, they work their words to create a sense of urgency, fear and confusion in order to elicit a response.

My response will be the shredder.

Happy Armistice Day