In an article by Mike Clary, of the Sun Sentinel (May 02, 2010) we learn of the ways communication between soldiers and family have changed.
When Sgt. James Root first went to war with the Florida National Guard in 1991, he and his wife exchanged handwritten letters. Oftentimes those letters took three weeks to travel between Kuwait and Pembroke Pines. Amanda Root notes, “It was old news before it got there.”
Root is now on his third war-zone deployment with the 124th Infantry Regiment. He and other South Florida soldiers on a mission to Iraq, (yet who are stationed at a base in Kuwait) stay in touch with daily e-mails, instant messaging, updates on Facebook, and calls over Kuwait cell phones. Plus video conferencing through Skype is become increasingly common. Continue reading 'New Technologies Help Florida National Guard Soldiers Keep in Touch with Family'»