Kissing my cellphone and clutching it to her chest. A silly text message that included their favorite emoji. Looking at him through the computer screen and saying “Dad, is that Guam?”
Technology was my kids’ lifeline during the deployment.
My daughters recently completed their first 6-month separation from her father. Even though we read all the books, attended all the FRG meetings and created a deployment treasure box, the deployment was hard. It was hard on them. It was hard on my husband. It was hard on me. Deployments are hard. Period.
In those 6 months, I answered all kinds of questions that I wasn’t prepared to answer. I gave extra hugs to try to replace their Daddy’s hugs. I scheduled our lives around a weekly video conference with their father on Saturday afternoons. I stayed up late to chat with him for 10 minutes during his lunch hour.
Technology anchored our marriage during his deployment.
Technology is a wonderful and amazing gift for military families during times of separation. With today’s applications we are able to literally see each other half a world away. Fathers are able to see babies minutes after they are born. Mothers are able to sing lullabies at bedtime. Technology is a priceless gift for military families.
Your deployment technology needs to bring joy, not stress, during times of separation.
Technology is awesome until it breaks. Then it becomes a pain.
As military spouses, we know that anything that can go wrong will go wrong during a deployment. Your outdated laptop will give you the black screen of death. Your darling 2-year-old will spill coffee on your keyboard. Your guilty pleasure tablet will overheat in your car’s trunk.
When your technology is your deployment lifeline, you can’t survived without it. When it breaks, you need it fixed. Right. Now.
Enter Dell’s Military Discount Program
Dell’s Military Discount Program is an affordable way for military families to have the dependable technology they need to survive any deployment. When you become a member, you get the best perks and prices including up to 30% off Dell PCs, electronics and accessories. Members also enjoy access to exclusive offers and presale events.
Members of the military community (I’m looking at you, military spouse) get an additional 10% savings on Dell PCs and tablets. Imagine yourself with a brand new INSPIRON 15 7000 SERIES 2-IN-1 PC. The Inspiron combines your 2 deployment necessities, your laptop and your tablet, into one vibrant product.
This 2-in-1 PC comes ready to rock and roll with Windows 10. Did you know that Dell PCs are designed to bring out the best of Windows 10? They were made for each other. Literally.
And while we are on the subject of design…
Dell’s 2-in-1 PC is designed to handle the real world or at least my accident-prone children. Here are a few of my favorite features from Dell:
- Heavy handed with your keyboard? No worries. Dell says their buttons will survive up to 40,000 pushes.
- Kids keep on closing the laptop mid-Skype session? Dell says bring it on. Your hinges can handle it.
- Inspiron can handle the heat…up to 65°C/149°F for short-term conditions. Like when you forget your laptop in the car.
Take that Murphy’s law!
And of course, after living overseas, we really appreciate that Dell offers APO/FPO shipping to military service members and their families around the world.
Don’t let your technology leave you hanging during your service member’s next deployment. Order your Dell PC or tablet today. Ask about their Military Discount Program so that you can save an additional 10% on your order and earn beneficial perks.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MSB New Media & Military.com on behalf of Dell. The opinions and text are all mine.