Okinawa, Japan bases

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Discussion Forum

Typhoon Season 2015

Started by Liberty Belle. Last reply by 1~iansdad (Jeff) yesterday. 73 Replies

Okinawa, Japan bases News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 14. 70 Replies

Travelling to Okinawa

Started by shabangu. Last reply by alex2toes Jun 12. 31 Replies

American Military University

Started by Cheysproudmom (Jessie) Jun 11. 0 Replies

Tokyo to okinowa

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by Ginnyb98 Jun 7. 4 Replies


Started by gabluebonnet. Last reply by alex2toes Jun 5. 83 Replies

care packages to Okinawa

Started by alex2toes. Last reply by alex2toes Jun 5. 642 Replies

Short-timing in Oki?

Started by Liberty Belle. Last reply by Liberty Belle May 1. 23 Replies

Futenma Families

Started by Mom of Andrew. Last reply by ProudBuckeyeMom Apr 10. 264 Replies

UDP (Unit Deployment Program)

Started by 1~iansdad (Jeff). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Apr 7. 61 Replies

Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP)

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 24. 1 Reply

Planning a trip to see my Marine! Help:)

Started by SemperFi_Princess. Last reply by Athena1 Mar 9. 2 Replies

Camp Hansen

Started by prayn4daylite. Last reply by alex2toes Feb 28. 107 Replies

Amazon shipping right?

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by Journ'sMom Feb 8. 1 Reply

amazon shipping

Started by Laura Mom. Last reply by Ginnyb98 Feb 7. 24 Replies

Visiting son in Tokyo

Started by BabeandT. Last reply by angels4dkp Jan 17. 10 Replies

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Comment by Midwestern Mom on June 28, 2015 at 3:47pm

Deeds, during the time that my Marine spent in Okinawa we mainly texted each other and used FaceTime. For texting we used the TextPlus app, which I now believe has changed names to NextPlus. If he had a longer message to send to me, he emailed me. I never once spoke to him on the phone the entire 2 years that he was there; we used FaceTime to speak. It worked out well, and it kept things simple. Keeping things simple was important for his sake, because he had a lot of adjustments to make during his initial time there. It was a great experience for him. Best wishes to you! :-)

Comment by alex2toes on June 28, 2015 at 7:49am

Those surprise ones are the best aren't they? We usually tried to connect on the weekends, but every once in a while on a week day he would surprise me. I'd walk around with a grin you couldn't wipe off. lol

Comment by Beanpole's Mom on June 28, 2015 at 7:39am

We had our first Facetime chat on Father's Day, quite by accident!  My son pocket called us.  One very happy dad.

Comment by alex2toes on June 28, 2015 at 7:29am

And Skype & Facetime. lol Video chats are the best.

Comment by Deeds on June 28, 2015 at 7:02am

I've gone through some of the post and this is what I have down to check into for communications. I may have missed some. My Marine should be home Wednesday and hopefully he will sit still long enough to go over some of them.





Magic jack



Comment by Beanpole's Mom on June 7, 2015 at 7:57am

Tango is for text, phone and video chat over wifi.

Comment by alex2toes on June 5, 2015 at 2:26pm

Woot, Woot! soon is even better! Congratulations Mom!

Comment by Proud Mama 121012 on June 5, 2015 at 8:36am

Good for you Danlee!! And your Marine! I have a couple more months to go yet and I cannot wait! Counting boot, 2 1/2 years away from family is too long for me! LOL! Safe flight to your Marine Danlee, enjoy your time together! Hugs!

Comment by Danlee on June 5, 2015 at 8:21am

More like 15 hours

Comment by alex2toes on June 5, 2015 at 8:08am

Awesome! The 6 mo countdown is a wonderful place to be.


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