Bad timing, not that anytime is good for a mother, grandmother, sister, wife......It'll never get easier for the ones who are left behind. I know it's hard for your nephew to leave, especially with a newborn son but for those that serve there is something that calls them. We cannot explain it to those that have not experienced it, we just hope they understand. Pray for him and all his military brethren that they return home safely.
And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
"I served in the United States Navy"