Originally Posted by Ratboy
It's not too bad, but i'm still homesick. and yeah, at times you think about anyway to get home. I was real excited about coming, but now the excitement has been replaced with a regret feeling. The worst part is seeing all the people who have been here for 4 months leaving and talking about it. I'm in Day 3 of my 120 day deployment and already dreaming of the day I can see my friends and family again. I'm not sure how to make the time go by faster, right now it seems like i'm going to sleep, eat, and work.
It would be so much easier if they could call me at anytime, but they can't. I even have limitations on how much I can talk on the phone, which seems retarded. I don't see how people can do year deployments. I go crazy at the thought of four, but a year? I appreciate anyone doing that.
You had to know volunteering for the Air Force you might be deployed overseas? Maybe think about the ground forces over there doing their 3rd and 4th one year deployments in Iraq with no end in sight, that should make you feel a little better.