This happened to me back in the Gulf War. It sucks. Six months after I got out of the Marines they called me back. Luckily those they called back were not needed and we just hung out in California for a few months and got paid for it. When I first enlisted I was informed that there was a four year inactive reserve obligation I would have to honor. Of course I was told it would only be activated for an emergency. To beat a dead horse, George Bush's ill planning hardly constitutes an emergency.