How many people actually get to say that they have their dream job and are doing what they love? I’m not talking about people who enjoy their job. I hope there are plenty of people like that. I am talking about the people who have a passion and get paid to do that passion. Jenny […]
So you received orders to New Orleans. Show of hands, who knew there were military bases in New Orleans? OK, maybe it’s common knowledge for the Navy or Marines, but it was definitely news to this Air Force member. There’s actually quite a bit of military presence in Louisiana and the surrounding area. In addition […]
“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…” -Winston Churchill. My husband is a U.S. Air Force Special Operator at RAF Mildenhall. As soon as I found out that he […]
My husband just crushed his Air Force fitness (PT) test. He did so well, in fact, he does not need to retake the test for an entire year rather than the standard six-month requirement. He also recorded the lowest weight on his test since he was a cadet at the Air Force Academy. TWENTY years […]
I enjoy visiting home. My husband and I are from the same hometown in Iowa, and most of our family still resides there. I love taking my kids around the area. It is fun to see both the new and the old. And it is so convenient to have everyone located in the same place; […]
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It was hard to take fashion advice from someone who used to dress like a pirate on the regular, but there I was standing in front of my husband in my Soffe shorts and flip-flops being told to go change. I tried to explain that these were my “going-out-in-public” shorts and fancy flip-flops from Target, […]
To the new military spouse: I see you. You are standing by the wall at a squadron function. You alternate between timid and brazen, depending on your personality. Your eyes flit over every person there. You stay close to your significant other, even as the jargon confuses you and work conversations dominate the gathering. You […]
Dining Out, Formal Mess, Military Ball — whichever your branch does, there’s probably one coming up in your near future. On the fence about going to a formal military event? Here are my reasons why you should attend! Go to the Military Ball to Join in Tradition. I first learned about the grog and […]
It was my most difficult goodbye. We spent a month leaving jobs and schools; friends and people who had became family; favorite places and foods. I ate more currywurst und pommes and drank more espresso doppio and Hefeweizen than I should have. I cried nearly every day, none more than the day my family and […]
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You told me you were deploying today. I wasn’t that surprised. It comes with the job. You were due. We were due. It was time. We’ve been so fortunate for the several years without one, though time away was still frequent. When you told me, I immediately went to that place. That place of preparation. […]