Independent voices from the TWT Communities
"The only thing we can do as their wives are to accept it and stand behind them and support them, it hurts them just as much as it hurts us," she said.
"We were all shocked [about the deployment]. No one was prepared for this. Instead of a four-month deployment, they left four months early and have a doubled deployment time frame," she said, adding that the couple spent only 10 weeks together last year.