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News 3 Special Report: Communication During Deployments


Soldiers serving overseas used to have to wait days or even months to find out what was happening with loved ones on the home front. Nowadays most of the time technology is making it more convenient to keep in touch.

Margaret Lupton tries to use Skype daily to keep in contact with her husband Corporal Jason Lupton who's serving in Afghanistan. This is the 2nd deployment for Corporal Lupton.

"We just leave each other e-mails and instant messages everywhere but it hasn't been too bad," said Margaret.

The weekends are the easiest time for Margaret and Corporal Lupton to get in some face time. The couple likes to talk about their two boys and what's going on in their neck of the woods.

"She's a very strong individual, she's done it once before already and she did a great job last time and she's doing an even better job this time," said Corporal Lupton via Skype.

Corporal Lupton said it's nice to get updates on the life he would be living with his family if he was home.

"I miss them and I can't wait to see them again," said Lupton.

Margaret said the days she gets to talk with her husband makes life easier. 

"It's nice because I miss him and it's nice to be able to see him because we only get to really talk and see each other on the weekends so it's really nice to be able to see him and knows he's actually doing good," said Margaret.

Knowing her husband thinks she's doing a great job keeping life in order motivates Margaret to keep doing what she's doing.

"Not too often do we remind each other you know how much the other is doing on their end so it's really nice because I hear it a lot from other people but it's nice to hear it from my husband that he knows that I do everything I can to the best of my ability here," said Margaret.

Margaret will be able to share more stories with her husband face to face in September when he's expected back from Afghanistan.


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