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05 December 2009 @ 01:52 am
Hey guys. Sorry, this is cross-posted like crazy.

I'm not real active on here, but I'm working on a project. I'm in college, and to help me cope with my own upcoming fiance's deployment, I'm writing my English class' Abstract Definition essay on what it means to be a Military Wife.

I have a few personal interviews, my own experiences, movie references (mainly We Were Soldiers, Apollo 13, and if I can get a copy would like to use Strategic Air Command (1950s). I've also been reading the real accounts of the stories of Julia Compton Moore (Wife of Lt. Gen Hal Moore) and Barbara Geoghegan Johns during Vietnam. They are some amazing, powerful women....and the movie versions of them in We Were Soldiers does not do them justice.

Anyway. I want your help. How do YOU define what it means to be the spouse of a military man/woman? What makes being the wife/husband/fiance/S.O./girlfriend/boyfriend of a soldier, marine, serviceman/woman different than our civilian counterparts? What are your favorite parts of being that? The parts that you hate the most?
 
 
21 September 2009 @ 09:23 pm
My boyfriend is started Army OCS training today.  I was wondering if anyone here had any insight on what I could expect in the next 12 weeks.  I feel like I've just gotten used to the basic routine and now it has changed.  Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
27 August 2009 @ 07:29 pm
Does anybody have any experience on what happens if someone in basic training gets really sick? My boyfriend is currently in basic and I just got a letter from him today stating that they might make him 'start over' if the doctor he was set to see Monday took him out of training for more then 3 days.  He's almost at the end and now we're both worried.  Well, I'm more worried that something is really wrong with him while he's worried they will make him start the training all over again.  He's Army, if that makes a difference, any insight would be great.

X-posted in several different places.
 
 
 
08 July 2009 @ 02:40 pm


Any Military Miss can now drive a battle tank with Russian project Tanki Online.
 
 
 
27 June 2009 @ 12:59 pm

LOL...I have created a journal for the book...Please friend me and forward the journal to ALL of your military friends and family and even prior service military friends and family...I want to get the word out and I want to have as much information as I can!!! Thanks to you all and kisses from my family to yours!!!

sep_survivors   There we go!!!!!!!!

PS, that is not the name of the book, no name as of yet, just something I thought would fit the current idea of the book!! LATER!!!
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
27 June 2009 @ 12:00 pm
I woke up at 2am Thursday morning. It came to me...I really want to write a book...Not just any kind of book though...I want to write a book as a sort of guide to first time deployements (for spouses/kids/family members...I want to include a story from as many people and as many states as I can and have each person that submits a story to me, to include a top 5 or 10 to surviving the first deployment...All branches, kids, parents, wives, husbands and even the deployed persons...I want to know what you/they went through during that first time away, I want know what was missed, what was gained, what was lost and what was found and how contact was kept, how the homecomings and the goodbyes went, you know, THE WHOLE STORY!!!

Is this a good idea? I mainly want to market it towards FRG's and other organizations that help seperated families. I dont just want those that were sent to war, those that were also sent on unaccompanied tours are also very welcome!!! 

I am going to try and start it next month if I get the courage to start it!!! Would all of you guys submit your story for this???? I want you first and foremost, because every one of your stories are different, intriging (SP?) and one of a kind!!!

Let me know what you think? Would you have bought or wanted a book like this going through your first deployment/seperation from your spouse, just to get a little insight as to how things roll?
 
 
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04 May 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Even though I'm not longer a military wife, I would still like to be a part of this community. I've met a lot of nice people on here and would like to keep in touch with them.

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07 April 2009 @ 10:21 am
So my hubby has been gone since July 08 and the FRG had a big meeting on Saturday. The colonel talked with us in person to answer our deployment questions. The big thing has been whether it will be a 12 month or 15 month deployment. The troops have done the missions they were assigned to do and more. As of right now the only things they are even doing is handing out toys to children and some of the doctors are travelling to local hospitals. Those are great things and all but you don't need to keep the soldiers away from their families for an extra 3 months for that. Seriously. I am pretty upset. The colonel told us they have finished all their missions so why not send them home?

I am just upset and need to vent...Anyone else have any stories about stupid deployments (as in deployments that weren't for a reason such as security or getting terrorists off the street)?

 
 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
 
 
16 February 2009 @ 12:54 pm

My name is Clayton Owens. I write songs as a hobby. I am currently days away from releasing a Country CD. The title track is “Sons and Daughters’. It is a song in support of our troops. You can see a video/slide show of the song on my MySpace music page, www.myspace.com/scribblesncolor or I could send you a MP3. I am in dire need of female soldiers’ portraits for the CD jackets (I need 6 more to finish the jacket design to get the CD out). The portraits I am looking for are the ones usually taken in boot-camp, but any head shot with flag in back ground would work great. I plan on having alternating male/female military portraits over a black and white flag. I could send the CD jacket design for you to consider further. In return for the use of the portraits I will send a couple of CDs.

 

If you are not interested but know of someone who might be, could you please forward this message to them.

 

Thanks for any help you can provide and for your military service.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or a portrait to send, send to scribblesncolor@comcast.net .

 

Clayton Owens