To the National Guard Spouse During AT

To the National Guard Spouse During AT

To the National Guard Spouse During AT It’s summer! Well…almost. Today is actually the last day of school, so I am calling it. And with summer comes a lot of fun. Time at the pool, sleeping in, BBQs, movies in the park…but summer also brings something big for us National Guard and Reserve spouses…AT. Annual training. The “two weeks a year” part of the National Guard commitment we always hear so often. My husband’s AT has been different every year. The first year he was gone on the fourth of July, for about two and a half weeks. I think …

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The National Guard Doesn’t Deploy and Other Myths That Are Simply Not True

The National Guard Doesn't Deploy and Other Myths That Are Simply Not True

The National Guard Doesn’t Deploy and Other Myths That Are Simply Not True I have been a National Guard spouse for four years now. After years as an active duty spouse, I am very aware of the differences, even if some of them don’t apply to me directly. There are a lot of myths about the National Guard and Reserves life out there that simply are not true. I think a lot of them are there simply because people don’t know any National Guard or Reserve families or make assumptions based on things they have read or heard about in …

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5 Challenges of Being a Military Spouse Married to a Member of the National Guard or the Reserves

5 Challenges of Being a Military Spouse Married to a Member of the National Guard or the Reserves

5 Challenges of Being a Military Spouse Married to a Member of the National Guard or the Reserves I spent almost 9 years as an active duty army wife, and now it has been over three years since I became a National Guard spouse. I feel like on some levels I have seen both sides. On the other hand, because we live right outside Fort Campbell, a very military town, my life looks a little different from other National Guard and Reserve spouse life. However, I know that there are some pretty specific struggles and challenges that affect these military spouses. …

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Military Spouse Memes for National Guard Spouses

Military Spouse Memes for National Guard Spouses

Military Spouse Memes for National Guard Spouses National Guard life can be a whole different ball game than active duty life. You might be far away from any other military spouses, your spouse isn’t in his military uniform all of the time, and you have lived in the same place for the last 15 years. We watch our spouse work hard during the work week at their civilian jobs and then put on the military uniform for monthly drills and yearly trainings. We watch as they go off to schools and even deploy. We feel the same pride our active …

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