My son left yesterday to start his career in the Army with the 101st airborne division (he's in communications). He has already been to basic and AIT (training), so this is the big time. My husband is in the Army too, but he's been a recruiter since I've been married to him, so I didn't have to go through any of his deployments. Anyway, he has been told he won't have to deploy for at least a year, but it was really hard to say goodbye to him (I was a mess yesterday) and I wanted to know.... Does anyone else have a kid (or kids) in the military and understand what I'm going through?