They get an email or text with a link in it where they can download their call and the paperwork specific to their mission. Actually, its pretty slick.Dude, they just text the kids now to notify them of where they're going? Technology is cool and all, but that's kinda lame.
I agree, I think a kid goes out, gets hurt or sick (really) and comes home feeling like a failure for a long time. That's no good, so this may help those situations.It sounds nicer than you will serve two years, or we expect you to, etc. Anticipate also tends to imply looking forward to something, rather than staring down an obligation. Better personal engagement leads to better results, and fewer washouts.