By Kevin Lavery, KWMU
Some 1,500 Missouri Army and Air National Guard troops are currently on active duty as part of the largest call-up since World War II.
Their mobilization is often problematic for employers who scramble to fill their jobs.
But the situation is even harder when the soldier is him or herself a small business owner.
KWMU's Kevin Lavery prepared this report on running a mom and pop while serving Uncle Sam.