Post # 1
There’s lots here about bride’s who’s FI is in the military, but are there any out there in the military themselves? I am, and it’s how I met my FI.
So, if you are, what do you do?
I’m in the Canadian Naval Reserves. I’ve been in 6.5 years and have worked part time for the most part, but I’ve been working full time for the last 1 and 8 months, and will be until September 2012 till I go back to school. Then I’ll be back to part time. I was an engineer and just changed trades to a clerk. FI is an engineer too. We came across each other for the first time when I was on his ship for the day way back in 2006, started dating in 2010!
Post # 3
Thats how I met my DH! I was in the US Navy. I was an Aircrewman. Flew on planes as an in flight technician. I lost my flight status due to an injury and had to get out though. : (
I did six years. I miss it terribly and wish more than ever I was still in. I work FOR the Navy now as a civilian. Its a good “second” seeing as I could not be in.
Post # 4
I am, but for now my job is to finish my education (medical). I’ll go AD once I graduate. My SO is also Army, he’s on AD right now.
Post # 5
I am in the Air Force Guard. I love the military. I have been in since Dec 2003, I was Security Forces, now I’m a Medical Technician. FI is also in the Guard (how we met as well). He is Security Forces. I will probably be in until I retire.
Post # 6
I’m not AD yet, a few more months and then I graduate and commission! I’ll be an Intel Officer for the Air Force, super excited! My FI is not military, and I think it is really nice to have him not be so we can see the best of both worlds!
Post # 7
What does AD mean? Actually, it probably means active duty, am I right? I just though of it.
Glad to see some other brides in the military here! And loving it! I do too. I will have a shore position in January before going to school in September. FI will be back on the ships and will be sailing often. 🙁 We have both had shore positions since being together, but he has had to go away to teach a few time. He’s gone right now for a month.
Post # 8
Thank you for everything that you do!
My husband is currently in bootcamp for the Marine Corps and I have been heavily considering the possibility of applying for Officer Candicacy School after I graduate with my bachelor’s. I would really love to be a Public Affairs Officer, because I want to use my skills for something that I really believe in. I have always had immense respect for military personel, but it was not until recently that I actually believed I might have what it takes to do it.
I know that it would be the biggest personal challenge that I could ever give myself, and the opportunity for personal development is unlike anything else out there! But I was wondering if any of you might have some advice for someone looking to join the military?