Few figures are more reviled in the military than “Jody,” the man or woman who’s making moves on your significant other. But perhaps the only thing worse than finding out Jody is your neighbor is the revelation that he’s your commanding officer — and a two-star general, to boot.
For deployed troops in a long-distance relationship, maintaining contact with one’s partner can be a struggle. No, that’s putting it too lightly. It can be an incredible challenge, made worse by inconsistent internet or phone connections, unpredictable schedules, and of course, the everyday rigors and dangers of deployed life.