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(Not) Just One of The Guys

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    Jill November 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    I’m Air Force. E5. When I get that comment, I stare long and hard at the person who said it with a slightly confused look on my face and say: “why would I do that?” When the person stares blankly back at me, and I raise my eyebrows awaiting their answer, they quickly change their mind and correct themselves telling me: “thank you for your service”. To which I kindly reply, “you’re welcome” (or “no problem”, or several other synonymous phrases).

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      Cynthia November 14, 2017 at 11:16 pm #

      LOL this is a great response. I’m going to steal it.

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    Janet Murfin November 12, 2017 at 1:41 am #

    I appreciate your raising awareness – that is SO important! Thank you. Personally, I would definitely not ‘let it pass’, I would say, “Actually, I am the veteran, my husband is the civilian”. You TOTALLY deserve the respect and appreciation of the American public. We are just clueless! I’m sorry, and THANK YOU for your service!

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    Amanda November 13, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    I just got hit with this on Saturday at a Vets event at my school. I was wearing my Student Vets Association jacket and everything.
    When I say “no, I’m a vet,” they nearly always ask if my husband served too.
    Why is this situation so hard for people to imagine?

    Ps. Loved seeing those photos from Afghanistan!

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