As the surge began and more troops enter Afghanistan, I want to support our Commander-in-Chief. However, in recent years the stop loss law has made I impossible for me to re-enlist in the military. Stop loss says,” Once you are in the service, you can be sent anywhere including the war zone after ten years in the army”. I was in combat and awarded three purple hearts. I do not fight anymore, but I support the president. I will be joining the Army National Guard and help to train troops who are about to be deployed to Afghanistan. Stop loss ended January of this year opening the door for me to begin a new career in the U.S. Army, and help out my president’s efforts in Afghanistan. It will also help me get out of homelessness with military pay and benefits.