Hello! My brother left today to his first deployment to Virginia. He told us his ship leaves on xxx for five months. We are kinda worry because he got to Virginia and then a few hours later he didn’t answer our text anymore, and our text won’t deliver. Does anyone know if this is normal?
Hi Diana - I edited your post - we do not put dates that ships are leaving - that is an OPSEC violation. Ship movement can only be discussed in general terms.
It's most likely that your brother is on the ship and is working so he is not able to respond to your text. If they are getting ready to leave soon then they will be very busy and he won't have time to respond. Hopefully he will get you set up with his email address so you can communicate with him while his ship is out. There will be times that he will have access to email but it will only be his ship email - not his personal email.
Also, I had mentioned in the welcome message on your page to have you change your user name so it doesn't include your last name - please change that. Thanks!