My baby girl is aboard the USS Ronal Reagan, it's her first deployment. Almost straight out of bootcamp. Any ideas on coping would be much appreciated! :)
I am so extremely proud of the work she is doing, but also very concerned and worried for her safety with all the nuclear issues...
Does anyone know the precautions that they are taking to keep our sailors safe?
@D-dawg - my son is also on his first deployment with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group. I would suggest "like"ing the USS Ronald Reagan on Facebook. Their ship and my son's ship the C-ville have been keeping the families up to date on what is going on. The pictures are fantastic! I saw my sailor with a beaming smile. I can't say how much I treasure having that photo!
Thank you so much to all of you that responded. It's great to have contact with people/moms that I know are feeling & experiencing a lot of the same emotions that I am. God bless you all!
My son has been in the navy for 2 years but is on his first deployment on the RR. He just tells me not to worry.....this is job and he has been trained for the job. He also reminds me that only a small percentage of people will have the experiences he's having and see the places he'll be going. That said, He counts down to important dates to get through. He enjoys e-mails and packages and the updates from home. This is very important to the sailors. My son told me not to leave out the home info even if its bad because he's still a member of the family.
The day he's counting down right now is his homecoming......He's missing alot. One of those things is the birth of his first child, a daughter Audrey Lyric who is due in August......
Just stay positive and include your sailor in on the info from home. I send e-mails daily and a package whenever I can. His wife sends a package every Friday. He loves mail call.....
My husband retired 20+ years in the Navy, and I asked the same question about safety. Their wear monitors, and he jokingly told me (but the numbers were true) that I received more radiation in sunlight than he ever did on surface or subsurface ships/boats. They are very safe; I was thrilled to hear my son's job would most likely be onboard ships/subs - one of the safest places they can be!
Hang in there, deployments are hard, but with modern electronics, you can "chat" quite often. I recommend setting yourself a scheduled project to keep your hands busy and something tangible to show your progress as the time ticks by...I rennovated our kitchen on one deployment!
Hang in there, and thank you for giving your daughter for our protection!