Have you heard anything? If you find yourself reciting this question in your sleep, you've come to the right place for answers. Communication is essential during deployments, and it's now easier than ever to stay in sync with the latest military news.
Some ways to stay in the loop are listed below. Get in touch with your local base command for more specific information.
You can also get e-mail updates at home. If your command or unit provides electronic updates, ask the Public Affairs Officer or website contact person to add your name to the e-mail list. Online and Print News
Visit the official Department of Defense website. You may also find recent articles in your base or local newspaper on various deployed troops.
Keep in mind that nightly television news programs often have the military under a watchful eye, especially in current times. Though they are informative, they can also cause needless anxiety to military families. Try to limit your exposure to a reasonable amount.
Understanding the Rules:
As much as we'd like to know all the ins and outs of deployments, information will be limited. Here are some things to keep in mind:
According to Public Affairs Officer Captain Jeffrey Landis, discussion of any dates or locations, including incoming mail to service members, is also forbidden. "When your service member responds to your e-mail, it is being broadcast over an unclassified network," he warns.
Tips to Get Connected:
Learn more at the Military.com Deployment Center.
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