Now that the military has complete control over your loved one’s schedule, everything can and probably will change. There have been countless occasions where I have experienced a change of plans. It’s very common, and extremely annoying.
The military has a crazy schedule to say the least. Members do not always know what they are going to do next, so a lot of times it is hard to make plans in advance. Leave days usually are not specified until shortly before the leave is actually scheduled, deployment dates and returns are always subject to change, and sometimes they get taken away for gun shoots or extra training.
There’s no real way to overcome this one other than just staying patient and optimistic. I hate having to say “don’t get your hopes up” or “expect the worst,” but that’s honestly the best way to not let the constant change get to you.