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    Military Life: The Silent Ranks…

    Thankyou for all you do for your spouse and our country In honor of military spouse appreciation day, I had to share this poem as a tribute to all the military spouses that give so much each and every day. THE SILENT RANKS – Tribute to the Military Wife . . .Unknown Author I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens. But I am in the military in the ranks rarely seen. I have no rank upon my shoulders, salutes I do not give. But the military world is the place where I live. I’m not in the chain of command, orders I do not get. But my husband is…

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    Military Life: Frazzle-shnazzle phooey – Oh to be an Army Wife!

    And he’s gone AGAIN….. Sometimes I love being a military family, and at other times (like today) I want to pull my hair out and scream!  Not a nice polite scream but a full-blown swear word infested scream that rattles the windows! It seems that lately, even though we are in a non-deployment year my soldier is gone more than he is home – gotta love the military life. It’s been this every other week in the field thing, that won’t end until after another “round” and 2 weeks of something (he told me what it was, but they all just blurring together at this point). Did I mention an upcoming 3 month school followed by another 6 week…

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    Military Life: Why would you choose to be Army Strong?

    I had a long time civilian friend ask me how I can stand the military life.  She was so supportive when my husband chose to re-enlist in the Army after a 19 year break in service. But somewhere beneath the support was this nagging question she had to get off her chest.  She admits that while she doesn’t get my life since becoming an army wife, she is really trying to understand.  She had to know WHY? Why would we change EVERYTHING for a life that we have no control over? Why would I leave my life as a suburban housewife to become a military spouse? So I stopped to think about…