As many of you know, there are Facebook groups for seriously everything- military family is one of them. There are multiple pages made for families who have loved ones stationed at the same base or the same area. There are sometimes even pages for the squadron or platoon that your loved one is in that posts pictures and gives updates of current situations.
If possible, become a member of a group or “like” a page! It helps tremendously having other people to talk to while going through boot camp, deployment, or any other extended period of leave. It’s also helpful to know what is going on for the most part at your loved one’s base.