Moving Out

WHEN THE WORD COMES, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO UPROOT 20,000 SOLDIERS IN JUST A FEW WEEKS?

D'Artagnan Beets, 3, is in the corner, dueling with his dad. He's thumping him with big red inflatable sock-'em boppers, squealing every time he lands a good blow. Corporal Tracey Beets is pretty skilled at protecting himself--quick eyes, good moves, bulging arms under a NO GUTS, NO GLORY tattoo--but this is one fight he's happy to lose, because defeat comes with a hug, and there's not time for many more.

The walls around him tell the story of how he got here to this second-floor apartment in a wooded subdivision at the Army's Fort Stewart, near Hinesville, Ga. There's the...

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