You know those wedding planners that you can buy from Barnes and Noble that have a month-by-month or week-by-week checklist for planning a wedding? Is there any similar resource for PCSing (both DITY and military move)? I know I really could have used one, since this was my first PCS! ~JG
Hello everyone... I have been engaged to my soldier for about 2 years and we are finally tying the knot next year after he gets back from deployment. Now I would like as much information for a new army wife as possible.
We felt this question was very important to post. It wasn't from someone seeking help and advice for a current military family, but something a veteran wife wanted to know about how this new generation of wives is living.
My husband has served 12 years (including two year long deployments and probably another real soon) with the Army Reserves. For him to consider getting out when his enlistment is up, before he has 20 or 30 years in, would forgo all those years working towards a retirement. Not many people have a guaranteed retirement these days, sure the amount might not be a huge, but it’s something for the future!
So my husband has joined the National Guard. We just found out that in a nut shell he is coming home with no job, no nothing. He was under the impression that he would be able to find work with his unit as an Active Guard right away.
My husband is convinced that when he deploys and I go into labor that he can come home on emergency leave and be able to stay for a month... Is this true or is someone pulling his leg? ~Brigette
Congratulations on the addition to your family, Brigette!
by Jacqueline Goodrich, Ask the Milies
Adrienne has met the love of her life and he happens to be a soldier stationed in Korea. Here are her questions:
He and I are going to get married as soon as he has leave. After we get married we are going to put in all the important information in for me to move to Korea with him.
I am super anxious and I guess my question(s) have to be....
Here at Blue Star Families, we get lots of questions. The questions cover everything from etiquette to essential services to suicide prevention and support for those who've lost a loved one. Unfortunately, we rarely have the manpower to answer all of your questions here on the blog.
Luckily, there are some great military spouses out there who can answer your questions and we're thrilled to have them join our BSF columnists. Meet, Jacqueline Goodrich and Kerry-Ann Ellington of the popular military spouse advice website, Ask the Milies. They'll be here on the BSF site, answering your questions on a regular basis. If you'd like to submit a question of your own, please fill out the Ask the Milies Form.
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I didn’t invite the military to my wedding, but it came anyway. The decision to get married before Iraq had been a sudden one. I had less than two months to pull together my “dream” wedding.