My husband was told that he would be deploying on april 29th about a week ago. In the past week he has been told he isn't going, yes he is going, they don't know if he is going. He asked to take a 2 week leave so that he could see his family before deploying. They granted it and he was supposed to sign out today. Well he can't sign out because no one has signed the paperwork yet! They told him today that he will be deploying, but he can't take leave until the paperwork is signed and also that he will need to come in next friday and saturday to do a funeral detail in ohio. We live in kentucky and we planned on going home for his leave in michigan. Are you fricken kidding me?! Why in the hell would you send a solider to do a funeral detail to see a soldier who has just died in your company when you are getting ready to deploy him?! They are so screwed up and so unorganized it is rediculous! On top of everything my husband wants me to move back home during his deployment and we have yet to come up with a family plan which is a must before he deploys. Every soldier is supposed to have a family plan in order. How would they like us to do this when they can't even tell us what the hell is going on?! I so badly would love to tell his commanding officer off, but of course I won't because that is not my place. Ugh! I am sorry for the long vent. I am just so stressed out right now and am lost on what to do.Answer Question
Answer by vbruno at 2:26 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 2:27 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by Ms.Gwen at 2:31 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by lacyjones at 2:41 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Is your husband in the Army? If so, I think they should change their motto to "Hurry up and wait". I feel your pain. On my husband's second deployment, they told him that they would be going to somewhere in Africa then they changed it to Iraq. They set the date, and it got moved up two weeks, then back a week, and then up two days, and back another week, and until finally, I got a call that he would be deploying the next day. It is very frustrating especially when emotions are so high during that time. My advice is to just go with the flow as best as possible and enjoy every last minute you have with him.
Answer by JeremysMom at 2:59 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by lacyjones at 3:06 PM on Apr. 15, 2011