He will be gone for 7 months. This will be our 8th deployment. Hubby has been in for 9 years and 4 months. There are people who out-rank him, who have been in much longer and haven't done near as many deployments as he has. It's just been the luck of the draw for us... Wherever we go for our next duty station he will be getting a job where he is Non-Deploy-able! That means 3 years with NO DEPLOYMENTS!!! A very much deserved/earned break! This will be the last deployment for a while! I can at least look forward to that.