Dman, the ones' who are most affected are the "young" wives of the "groundpounders", those same groundpounders who generally sustain the most casualties. It's those I'm most concerned about, day in, and day out.
I also served under C-1 readiness status for years. It's no fun when you have to have you bags packed 24/7/365 for years. It's part of the game, but the 1st timers do not understand, and you and I know, the recruiters paint a beautiful picture of travel and glory!
I got plenty of travel!