Deployment is a subject that definitely needs to be talked about, but nobody ever wants to. It’s hard knowing that your loved ones are going to a different country (dangerous or neutral) for a long period of time. It is like you’re going back to square one because, once again, you don’t know what to expect.
Hopefully, your loved ones will be sent somewhere rather safe and somewhere where they are still able to contact you regularly. That makes it much easier. Care packages are helpful for both you and your loved ones. They are fun to make, and knowing that you’re making someone else happy usually makes you happy.
Good items for care packages include: Candy, crafts, pictures, or any types of small gifts.
Even the deployment is rough for both of you, nothing is better than the return.
Taken by: Fellow Sailor. Pictured: Fiance.