Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Future Deployments: Tip #1


If your sailor is in the DEP program, or the 'Delayed Entry program', or is in boot camp or school and has not yet been deployed, you still have options regarding what his job may be, and in turn, how your communication will be delegated. Now, there are a few options that are available to you and your sailor, each with general rules for deployment lengths and phone/email availability. For instance, if your sailor decides to become a Submariner, chances are, his deployments will be shorter (typically around 3 months) than if he chooses to be on an Aircraft Carrier, which can last up to 8 months at a time! However, if he chooses the Aircraft Carrier, he will typically have access to phone and email (that means web cam too ladies!) every day. Whereas, if he chooses to be on a Sub, phone calls will be non-existent, and emails will be few and far between. The good thing is, that for Submarines, your sailor has to volunteer to be on board. So, the choice is up to you and your Sailor, and of course, these are typical schedules and always subject to change. In fact, last minute schedule changes are what Military Life is all about.

1 comment:

  1. When you say that with an aircraft carrier, deployment CAN last UP TO 8 months, do they ever last longer than that, or is that the longest that they go? And what happens in-between deployments? I assume they get a leave, but how long does it last?