So I was under the impression from my husband's recruiter that he would only be deployed about every 5-7 years, now I am told in a group that most soldier's deploy every other year... has this been the case for you? I honestly don't know that I am strong enough to handle that. Please tell me how long your spouse has been in and how many times he has been deployed and his rest time in between deployments... also his MOS would be helpful (unless that might breach OPSEC). Thanks in advance!
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Sorry to tell you but the recruiters lied to you. My husband was in the Active Army from 2002-2005. He was deployed twice in those three years. One was a 4 month deployed to Bosnia and the other was a 14 month deployment to Iraq. In between those deployments he was in the field training all the time. Once he was out we thought it was over. Nope, he still was in IRR for another 5 years. He was called back for a 12 month deployment after only being out for a little over a year. He just got back in the early part of 2008 and now he has joined the Reserves. Continued...
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