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Im a first time gf of a Marine. Ive dated guys in the Military but none in the mist of deployment. My bf is deployed he got called to the field in Hawaii i think. i got my first call from him finally and he said they were deploying. Well in so many words that what i assume he was saying i couldnt really hear or concentrate i was full of excitment hearing from him. He's only been gone since the first and om so worried. Deployment came so unexpected he just called and was like he had to deploy. Is it normal to feel so worried? How does communication work when they are gone? I just miss him so much idk what to do. I txt his phn or fb msg when i think of him. I kp my phn charged and close just incase he contacts me. Am i doing too much?
The first few weeks are going to be crazy busy for him and he's not going to have much opportunity to contact you. Do not expect much for phone calls, unless he can manage to buy a SIM card, his phone won't work over there. But the internet will. Most established bases will have internet. Try and get his address. Letters are a great thing to send and care packages are as much for our piece of mind as they are balm for them.
I think that a daily text or message is fine as long as you understand he's not going to be able to recipocate. That seems to be the theme in the military. hahahahahaha Boot Camp, we write, write, write and get 1 beddraggled piece of paper with a few lines scrawled on it. hahahahhaha This is the same type of thing. Hang in there, you'll hear from him.
Yes, it is very overwhelming. Were you able to meet any of his friends? Maybe their spouses/SO have an address or some word. They are probably in contact with the FRO or on e-Marine & able to get some information. Not that there is a lot to get. Mums the word, we need to keep them safe.
Here is what I think I know. My son is in the same general area. He was not allowed to bring a phone as some phones can be tracked and location identified. When we hear from him, the phone address says USO. The previous deployment, his calls were routed thru a Maryland number. We live on the East Coast so that makes some sense. I would answer all the calls from odd numbers until you find a pattern. My son is very rigorous about Persec and Opsec so we don't know much until security is not an issue. When he calls, we have a mostly one way conversation. He can tell us if he is rested and eating well. I don't know what your Marine does, but probably he was told not to say when or where. 2toes usually has good insight and advice. Good Luck!