In the next two weeks
... Um, isn't time of the essence here?
The U.S. Air Force will send 300 airmen home from Iraq and Afghanistan to help their families cope with emergencies on an air base devastated by Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Miss., a spokesman said Saturday. The airmen, all based at Keesler Air Force Base, will begin flying home over the next two weeks, said Air Force Capt. David Small, spokesman for U.S. Central Command Air Forces in Qatar. The group includes airmen who were scheduled to rotate home in September and others whose deployments will be cut short. "Those who weren't scheduled to go home, we're going to send them home anyway to take care of their families and the hurricane damage," Small said.
As an aside, I thought George said our National Guard was not short staffed...