OK So I just posted how excited I was that my son was home. So what do I find out today....I get a notice for a DEPLOYMENT BRIEFING!!!!! OMG, He hasn't even gone to basics yet. So I figure this has to be a mistake and I call the number on the card. They are going to look into it. Then the Staff Sargent from his permanent unit calls me and says that it's not a mistake we need to go to that. Evidently we should plan on him shipping out right after he finishes his basics and schooling. They will send him to meet his unit there. So in 2 days time my brother got home from over there and I found out my son is going. So I am emotionally really confused right now. And it doesn't help that it's looking like the S*** gonna hit the fan over there! He wanted to go. I've said OK. I've supported it. But geez...he's such a scrawny little kid who looks like he's 12!!!! I sent him to his Dads for a few days so I can process this.