As a wife to a US Marine having lived in several different military bases, I would say that anyone being 'alarming; is just confused. There is a LOT the military will not say as to not enduce panic, but also they do not tell about how the military, esp. the MP's (military police) are CONSTANTLY on top of things. Yes, there are ALWAYS going to be 'what ifs' but as a military person, you must face these issues. I would worry less about what he is eating and more about how they are feeling right now. PTSD is high on bases, and though the food may not taste like home, a warm call from a loved one and a few 'care packages' now and then.. yes, even when they are not deployed really helps. If there was an issue affecting your osn, A. he would not be allowed to talk about it to anyone. B. You'd be the first person to know when it was finally able to be talked about. stay close to him through love, their commands will look out for him.
at 11:25 PM on Feb. 18, 2010