I live in Switzerland and recently had to join military. To my surprise, it turned out I can go back home during weekends. Only exception is when you're assigned to guard duty, when you need to stay over the weekend and guard the place. Other than that, you're dismissed on Saturday morning and have to return by Sunday evening.
Seeing how other countries even send you abroad for up to multiple months, how many other countries have military as "nondemanding" as Switzerland? Is Switzerland an abnormality in that regard?