I was lucky. I did 2 6 month deployments in 4 years when I was in Brunswick. 16 months between.
this one is only a 4 monther but it's so much worse. kids, the wife, location. there's so much more stress. I don't figure I'll be home longer than 6 months and I'll be back out this way again. optempo in this squadron is just a little bit faster.