Hi, my son went to Bahrain last year on Christmas Eve and got back this past April. He took his laptop and got a cell phone when he got to Bahrain. He can use his debit card and get a nex card for use while he is over there. My son had his wallet stolen while he was over there and I had a hard time getting things cancelled for him. I would get a power of attorney so you can conduct business for him while is is gone.
My son came home before he deployed, but came on harp duty (recruiting duty) for 2 weeks..that will not burn up any of his leave days. My son's ship is forward deployed, so he flies to Bahrain. He will go back in October. I program Google alerts for Bahrain on my computer to keep up with the news from there.
My Son is also an MA an has received orders to Bahrain. Thank you so much for all this helpful info.
My Son to is an MA3 now and just got orders for Bahrain. He will be going to the schools you mentioned as well. I believe he is going sometime around June too. This site has been so helpful. The Girls on here are so supportive and sweet. The N4M site has gotten me all the thru bc and now I will rely on the support of all the Moms once again to help get me through the deployment.
Thank you so very much for being here! God Bless you all! (Big N4M Hug)
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