23 Memes That Explain What Going Through A Deployment is Really Like
Deployments come, deployments go.
Through having to say goodbye, to the long and lonely nights, to planning for that homecoming day.
What better way to explain how a deployment really is then a meme…
Saying goodbye is never easy and you never truly get used to doing so. Saying goodbye is a part of military life and deployments will happen often.
A deployment is a big lemon in your life. Now go find some limes and make a margarita 🙂
They truly do. The day the deployment ends and you have your spouse back in your arms again.
You really don’t. When you are together, you will truly appreciate the time you have with one another.
Anyone who has been through a deployment has felt the deployment ache. It’s not a good feeling but the ache comes with being away from the person you love.
During my deployments, knowing that this was just a difficult time for us and that everyone has difficult times made the time apart a little easier.
The weekends are so different depending on if they are home or not.
You can’t talk about deployment without talking about OPSEC. Know what OPSEC and PERSEC are. You don’t want to be the reason a flight gets delayed or something else that could harm someone in the military.
As you go through your deployment, you will notice that you will go through different stages. Here are the 4 stages that I usually went through.
Yep! Deployments can make or break you. They will bring you down but that doesn’t mean you can’t get back up. And they will make you a stronger person through it all.
Your friends might all handle separations differently. That’s okay. We are all on our own journey. We might handle deployments in a different way. Never judge someone because of that.
Yes! Cereal for dinner is totally fine. Early bedtimes are a must!
Exactly! There has to be trust! Has to be!
One good thing about deployments is they make you feel like you are dating again. As you wait for your spouse to return home, you can’t help but get a little nervous and giddy.
I don’t think we are special. I think this life has made us have to become stronger people. And that is a good thing.
I have been through long deployments, I have been through short deployments. None of them are easy and time away is time away.
You can’t bring me down deployment. Even though you are trying…
The dates change all the time. And waiting for them is hard.
Yep! Sounds like a typical night during a deployment.
On deployments, you will have good days and bad days. Days where you feel you got this and days when you don’t.
There is a lot you can do to get you to a place of peace, even during a deployment.
It’s hard when it seems like the military is taking so much of your spouse’s time, it is even worse during deployments. Just remember, you are first in their heart.
And at the end of it all, you just want that homecoming day. You wait and you wait. And finally one day you get it. And although dates might change, the end is in site and the deployment will be over soon.