My friend's husband just left for his first deployment about 1.5 weeks ago and she's beside herself with worry.
I'm just trying to find out what the average time is so I can reassure her.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
1st deployment to Bosnia, I got an e-mail about 3 weeks after he had been deployed.
2nd deployment to Iraq, it was about a month and1 week. The only reason I got to talk to him that soon was because there was a rumor going around that I was pregnant so his commander gave him permission to call me to see if I was. He basically knew he was going to be a daddy before I even told him.
3rd deployment to Iraq, we got to talk about 2 weeks after he left. He was still in Kuwait at that point though. The next time after that was about 2 more weeks once he was in Iraq and settled in.
As you can see, it really varies. It is going to depend on his MOS, his unit, and where he is deployed to, and what FOB he is on.
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