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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeHappens View Post
    Do you at least get to talk to him or video chat on occassion? When my DH is deployed, and it has always been places where I can't go meet him (and there are no visits during those long months) we are able to email and internet video chat/call (when it works). I know those types of communication don't equal being able to wrap your arms around someone but any form of communication beats none.
    I know when he is flying he can't exactly call, but can you two talk after he is off work?
    It really depends. I know he does his best to try and call, but his past two deployments had him flying pretty much around the clock and he's not allowed to contact me when he's on crew rest. During that time, I probably heard from him 3 or 4 times throughout the entire deployment. I couldn't even send him care packages either because the base he was at didn't assign addresses for whatever reason. I totally agree, I totally look forward to those few calls, even if they're only 5 minutes long. For the most part, I just send him messages and emails for him to read but don't really get (or expect) any responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serendipitease View Post
    It really depends. I know he does his best to try and call, but his past two deployments had him flying pretty much around the clock and he's not allowed to contact me when he's on crew rest. During that time, I probably heard from him 3 or 4 times throughout the entire deployment. I couldn't even send him care packages either because the base he was at didn't assign addresses for whatever reason. I totally agree, I totally look forward to those few calls, even if they're only 5 minutes long. For the most part, I just send him messages and emails for him to read but don't really get (or expect) any responses.
    Wow... I really hope he is back soon and that he gets to hang around long enough for a nice visit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by serendipitease View Post
    It really depends. I know he does his best to try and call, but his past two deployments had him flying pretty much around the clock and he's not allowed to contact me when he's on crew rest. During that time, I probably heard from him 3 or 4 times throughout the entire deployment. I couldn't even send him care packages either because the base he was at didn't assign addresses for whatever reason. I totally agree, I totally look forward to those few calls, even if they're only 5 minutes long. For the most part, I just send him messages and emails for him to read but don't really get (or expect) any responses.
    That's not how crew rest works, so maybe something got lost in translation when you guys discussed it? (Navy at least, admitedly not air force.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    That's not how crew rest works, so maybe something got lost in translation when you guys discussed it? (Navy at least, admitedly not air force.)
    Oh, I'm not really sure. He just told me that he's supposed to have a certain amount of uninterrupted "rest" time where he's supposed to sleep to prepare for important/long flights and has gotten in trouble before for texting during it. I don't really ask when it comes to things like that - I just go along with what he says and does, haha.
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