The guy I have been dating for 4 months now has army training this weekend. We hung out last weekend and had a great time together.
We have been talking/joking around like normal this week and on Wednesday night he mentioned that he doesn't have to leave the state this weekend for his training. Normally they go to a nearby state where he would have to stay at the army there. I didn't ask anymore about it. Last night I called him and we were talking and I mentioned the idea of us hanging out one of the nights if he wanted to. He said he would let me know today because he wasn't sure how busy he would be with army stuff then went on to say if we did anything it wouldn't be anything much because he has to be up early.
I know i'll be seeing him next weekend for sure because a mutual friend won us all VIP tickets to a concert. I'm sure i'm just over thinking it but I only get to see him on the weekends due to where we live.
Is army training on weekends that tiring/time consuming? He doesn't seem real thrilled about being at that all weekend. I just would have felt better had I been giving some reassurance as to him wanting to see me etc.
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Depending on what service he's in, (national guard, army reserves, air guard, etc) the drill weekends could be shortened occasionally but not by much. Normally the unit he's in will need to document a given number of MUTAs (Military Unit Training Activity) in that weekend to justify paying a week's salary for it. They'll normally fill it with make work if there's not much real stuff to do.
If you're with someone in the reserve component, expect to simply write off drill weekends and the two weeks in the summer. If he's an officer in a leadership position, there will be additional time required by the job beyond that. Also be prepared for him to be deployed. Since 911, we've been sending troops all over hell and back and the reserve components have gotten stuck carrying more than their share of the weight.0