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Understanding the limits of the medium goes a long way toward preserving harmony while apart.
The Internet also enables service members to free video and voice software–such as Skype ( face-to-face talking.
"My husband got to see our daughter crawl for her first time by chance–she was on the floor in the background while video chatting and she started crawling.
He got to see her walk for the first time (for him) while on video chat, too." The Power of Social Media Facebook and other forms of social media can be terrific vehicles to communicate with your service member, family, and friends.
Another advantage of having Internet access is that it generally allows the service member and partner to communicate for longer periods of time.
Beware, however, that there is a risk of misunderstanding when communicating online.
Sometimes, unreliable connections can make video-conferencing difficult, in which case you can switch to voice or text chatting only.
This doesn't mean that he does not want to talk to his family." –Air Force spouse Communicating 24/7 via the Internet Some duty stations have Internet access with varying degrees of reliability.
As a result, many spouses and partners carry cell phones with them at all times to avoid missing their service member's call.