1. Have you and your spouse agreed to live in separate locations (a geographical bachelor tour) knowing that the short-term inconvenience would have long-term benefits for your family? How did it work for you? submitted by When Good People Get Together Yes, we've done it. In these situations, I think you need to recognize exactly what is being said above - that the long-term benefits outweigh the bummers in the mean time. After AIT, DH got stationed in Korea (in October of '07). I was still finishing my Master's degree and wasn't scheduled to graduate until May of '09. Around that same time, my credential would also be professionally cleared, and I would be completely done with my program. His tour in Korea was unaccompanied, so it made sense for me to stay in California and finish my degree. When he got back, he left for Bragg, where he would deploy six months later. It didn't make sense to go with him, in the last two semesters before graduation. I stayed in CA to finish my degree and finish my school year. I flew out every chance I got to be with him before the deployment. We knew it would be better for me to establish my career than to follow him along and give up all of my hard work. As long as it seems on paper (we were apart for two years, other than visits), it really doesn't seem all that bad in hindsight.
2. What is your favorite thing about being a MilSpouse? submitted by Sarah Ruth Today Being a part of military community and supporting my husband and his decision to serve our country. I am so proud that we can be a part of those who protect our country, to know that my husband (and I) have made that selfless commitment.
3. If you could still have your spouse/significant other and your family, but take the military life out of it…would you? submitted by Trust. Love. Believe. Bake. Clearly not, since I enlisted. :) Being in the military is what DH does, it's what he's good at. I know he feels a sense of accomplishment and pride in what he does, and I love seeing him be so motivated about what he's doing in the Army.
4. What have your homecoming experiences been like after a year long tour of separation? submitted by Army Soldier, Army Wife Awesome, can't complain! When he came home from Korea I was able to pick him up at the airport by myself. When he got home from Afghanistan, I was with the rest of the company at green ramp, which was a satisfying, memorable experience for us. The local reporters were there and they captured the moment perfectly (as seen on one of those tabs up there).
5. If you have a child(ren) why you chose their name(s)? If not, why you would name your child something? submitted by Tiara’s & ACU’s I don't know if this question was worded correctly. I don't have kids. Why would I name my kids something? I suppose it's better than saying, "Hey you!" ;)
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