How common / realistic is it for an Army trauma surgeon to be "recalled" to be deployed for a third tour of duty in Iraq? [more inside]
Where/how can I find comprehensive military deployment statistics going back to the Civil War? [more inside]
My brother in law is deployed in Afghanistan for the next 7 months or so. He's in a relatively safe post on base. He has access to a commissary, internet, and PS3. While he doesn't really need things, he needs cheering up. What should my husband and I send him? [more inside]
What is the first year or two of Navy service generally like? I am such a planner and right now, I know nothing... [more inside]
I need updated info on the best way for a deployed solider in Afghanistan to send and receive calls from the US. He is taking a macbook. Do we buy a GSM cell phone, use Google voice, skype or something else? I am willing to spend $50-100 per month for options. He is starting at Bagram AFB but will move around some. He will be deployed for 6 months starting in May. There will be a period in the summer where the kids will be at camp and will only have access to a phone. Thanks.
My boyfriend is deployed, which is stressful. What are good ways to deal with this stress? And what, if anything, can I do to be a better, more supportive girlfriend? [more inside]
Anyone have predictions (with citations) offered on how many troops would be necessary in Iraq? I've heard that generals said up to 300,000 in the run-up, but I can't seem to find sources for these. [more inside]
College student in debt, looking for a way out. [more inside]
Does anyone have a source that lists the total number of US troops, the number currently deployed, where these troops are specifically deployed and the number of troops that are not on active duty.