With the technology available today, both at home and in the field, your Marine has many more options for communicating with family and friends back home. Every location, either "In Country" or on "Floats" will vary with availability for these methods. Letters, though they certainly take longer than other methods of communication, are reliable and there is nothing better for your Marine than holding that letter and reading it over and over again.
Understanding all of the methods available for communication will be important. There are situations when one form will work better over another form. To get started, click the red links in the section overview below or click the red links on the left side under "Communications".
Communicating With Your Marine During Deployment
- Phone Calls
Satellite Phones, Morale Calls, Call Centers
- Calling Cards
Which type(s) of calling cards will your Marine need to call home?
For the cost of a postage stamp, your Marine can read your letter and see your handwriting over and over.
- The Internet
Email, instant messaging, webcams, personal blogs, chat rooms
- Family Emergencies
When to call, who to call, how to call to communicate a family emergency to your deployed Marine
Communicating With Others During Deployment
- The Marine Corps
When and how to contact the Marine Corps.
- Marine Families
How to stay in touch with other Marine Corps families that understand the emotions you're experiencing.