Sorry to hear that you may get called up, Keith! I know is too easy to be a sideline cheerleader, but I truly appreciate the service that keeps me free and my wife free to be a full time mom to my 5 kids.
I don't know about bonuses and that type of stuff, but if there is some of that involved, then maybe there is some financial obligations that should be repayed.
As far as this situation goes:
I'm grateful for that ruling. Here we have a 2 parent family with a mother who is dedicating her life to her children. Children are the future of our country, and the way they are treated in this country it is no wonder the sad state of affairs (10 hours of daycare every day from the time they are 2mo old).
When we have a mother dedicated to caring for her children in a way that they need to be cared for, she should be applauded, not scorned for not abandoning her children to fill some government obligation. Children, especially this age, need a mother.
And it should also be noted that she's taken the proper course to get a waiver. It was noted in the article that there are at least 1000 others that didn't report but don't face court martial or charges.
Added: I write this because I consider motherhood to be the highest calling and vocation possible. My wife is far more important and is doing a far more important job than I could ever do.