The Ultimate Deployment Guidebook: Insight into the Deployed Soldier and a Guide for the First-Time Deployed
Being a well-seasoned Submariner’s wife, I saw the title of this book and thought it was just another “spouse survival” handbook, because let’s face it, you will never have the same deployment experience twice and often you spend a lot of time searching out other people’s experiences to possibly pull something new to try to merely survive a deployment. Written by a male veteran and contractor and an active duty female soldier, Smith & Smith provide a comical but serious twist on the other side of deployment us at home would love to relate to, and now we can.
From being a female and having to pee in a FUD (female urinal) while in the midst of men within a vehicle, to there simply isn’t enough lotion in the world to keep your skin hydrated, to the probability of finding what you need at the base store is just not happening, the Smiths (no relation) shed some light for new soldiers and their families to help ease the hardships that accompany a deployment. This book is a must have when preparing care packages, for the new spouse, and for family who just don’t understand. I highly recommend this book as required reading!
Paul Smith, Kristina Smith