Hello! I started dating a naval submarine officer a few months ago and things were going really well, (eg, he met my family and I met his fellow officers, etc). He let me know the dates he was going to be deploying and then I didn't hear from him suddenly and I found out he was around for about a week before he left and just wasn't able to talk for some reason. It's his first time actually out on a deployment underwater. Is that normal? Do sub guys ever have to surrender phones, etc before setting out?