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A young sailor returns home to his mother and siblings.

R&R, military slang for rest and recuperation (or rest and relaxation)(or rest and recreation), is a term used for the free time of a soldier in the US military or International UN staff serving in non-family duty stations. R&R includes various forms, including mail, sports, film screenings, using the services of leave and MWR. Service members and Defense Department civilians on 12-month orders in Iraq and Jordan supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom now have a rest and recuperation leave program that will allow them to take up to 15 days, excluding travel time, to visit family or friends in the United States or Europe.

See also

Letter To Home by Stephen H. Randall, U. S. Army Vietnam Combat Artists, 1968

Time Out by David N. Fairrington, U. S. Army Vietnam Combat Artists (1968) (soldiers relaxing in Vietnam)

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