So the Big D is now back to the original time frame. We have not figured out yet what happened. The more hard core training and field exercises are supposed to start around the time Armydad had been told deployment would be. So, we think the person who told him may have misunderstood and thought the deployment was happening then, not the training.
It is the Army, so you never know from one day to the next what will happen. But, for now, it looks like we have some time. Again. Until they change their minds.