You Always Remember Your First Military Home

You Always Remember Your First Military Home

It’s been 13 years since I got on an airplane with my 18-month-old son, and really started our military journey. My husband had left for Germany 4.5 months before, and we were finally joining him. And while I had technically been an Army Wife for the last 4.5 months, this trip would open the gate to my first experience in Army living. While I had grown up between two military bases, and I knew kids whose parents served, the military had never been my world. And now the military was very much my world, and I was nervous. How could …

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Why You Should Live In Military Housing At Least Once

Why You Should Live In Military Housing At Least Once

When we went in to talk to a recruiter back in 2005, one of the things he told us that has always stuck with me was the advice to live in Military housing at least once. Being so new to the Military I really didn’t know what to expect. Our first duty station together was in Germany and it only made sense to live on post there. We arrived in March of 2006 (can’t believe that was almost ten years ago) and moved into Army housing. They put us on the 3rd floor of a stairwell apartment in an older …

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Moving During Military Life

Moving During Military Life

When I was in college and annoyed about moving for the 6th or 7th time in 4 years my mom said, “Think of all those military wives who have to move all the time with their families.”  Little did either one of us know I would someday be a military wife.  Maybe all that moving I did in college prepared me 🙂 When my husband joined the Army and it was time to move to Germany I was thrilled that the Army sent people to not only move us but also to pack us up.  By this point I think …

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