My brother actually surprised us last Saturday and came home on leave, he didn't tell anybody except his wife, she didn't tell anybody either so it was a complete surprise to my family and his 4 kids. He won't be needing a package for awhile. So if anybody else does let them take his place. He is coming home for good hopefully in Sept so I will probably try to get him one out in July.
I wish my brother would come home. My sister in law is not taking him being gone very well. They had gotten stationed in NC and then he got deployed shortly thereafter. While she was in NC he was in Warrant Officer school in Virginia so not home often then he gets shipped out. He left in Feb and is not due back until November. She finally went to my mom's house (in Pennsylvania) last week for 3 weeks and then after that she is going to drive to Illinois and stay at her mom's with the kiddos for 3 weeks then go home. Hopefully being around family and friends will help her. This is the first state that they have been stationed at where neither side has any family so I think it is hard for her to make friends since she has 2 younger children. Hopefully she will branch out soon.