(Closed) New Military Board!!

posted 10 years ago in Military
  • poll: What service are you/your SO serving in?
    Navy : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Marine Corps : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Army : (31 votes)
    34 %
    Air Force : (27 votes)
    30 %
    Coast Guard : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Merchant Marine : (1 votes)
    1 %
    National Guard : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m not but I am an Air Force brat!  My dad was stationed in P.R. and I just happened to be born there!  I used to wear his hat around as a little girl and his jacket.  Thought he looked so handsome!

    Post # 4
    Member
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Fiance is an active Marine currently serving for 6 years, SSGT rank.  Love the traditions, hate the job! Never thought I’d marry into the military family but here I am planning a wedding.  He’s leaving the Corps. after he finishes his second term.

    Post # 5
    Member
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

    Hi Everyone!

    Mr. K is already a commissioned officer, but on Educational Delay until he finishes dental school.  He will go active in May, but his detailer hasn’t yet told us where he will be stationed.  He put several DC bases as his top choices (that’s where my job is!).  Hopefully we will hear from the detailer soon.  May is just a few months away!

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    My husband and I are both commissioned officers in the Air Force, nice to meet you all.

     

     We’re fairly new to the AF, plan on serving 6 years and returning to civilian life. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m a commissioned officer in the Army on educational delay until I finish my residency.  FH is not in the military.  I think it’s tough on him sometimes, the uncertainty as to where I’ll be stationed once i’m done with residency, especially since his job doesn’t allow him to be very mobile.  It’s hard to plan for the future with this uncertainty.  Anybody else feel the same way?  how do you and your SOs deal with this uncertainty?

    Post # 8
    Member
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    I’m sooo glad to see many brides that are IN the military along with those who are "marrying" into the military!

    I grew up as a military brat and had full intentions to go active duty once I was done with school, but had many bad experiences with the active duty recruiters. I ended up joining the Air guard and have been in for 7 years, been active guard for the last 5 years (full active duty benefits, baby, oh yea!). LOVE IT! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    21 posts
    Newbee

    Hubs is a Marine.  He’s getting out next year after 6 years. Nice to meet all of you!

    Post # 11
    Member
    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    HI I am an army brat marrying an ARMY Man with almost 10yr of service..We have officailly been together for a year and a half and majority of that he has spent deployed in IRAQ :(!!!!

    Post # 12
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee

    @plumblossom – I’m on Ed Delay with the Army as well, although I’m going to be a lawyer, not a doctor. The uncertainty is certainly a major hurdle, but you can definitely roll with the punches. For example, we know where I will be stationed for the first three months – in Charlottesville for OBC, starting Feb 2010 – and then its BOLC (yech), probably in GA. He can come with me to VA, but not BOLC. After that, its wherever they chose to station me and we’ve agreed to deal with that when it comes up.

    In your case, I don’t know how long your OBC is (should be fairly long because of direct commissions). You guys just need to sit down and figure out what’s best for you. If you have to live in different places for awhile because of jobs, its best to know that now and plan. Of course, later on it will get considerably more hectic with deployments and such but MightySapphire is right, just take each one as it comes.  

    Post # 13
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Teehee… where are the coasties??  They have the sweetest assignments… Key West??  Hawaii???  Man…

    Post # 14
    Member
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    My husband’s a Coastie vet, but his assignments were never very good. Gitmo and Chincoteague Island are not very exciting, he has told me. 🙂

    Post # 15
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Yikes… So sorry December!  A cousin of mine got Miami, and a friend of mine got Elizabeth City.  I guess they lucked out… lol…

    Post # 16
    Member
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I am marrying into the Army.  My FH is a 2002 Wedding Party grad and a CPT.  He is back in school after three deployment (yea, stabilization), but will return to active duty as a chaplain upon graduation.  (I am marrying a soldier and a preacher – two occupations I never expected to fall for and wed.) 

    We just got done "requesting" where he will be sent at that time.  Unfortunately he does not want to return to the state where we currently reside, which means I will be taking another bar exam in about three years.  (It’s a trade off because he is going to school where I found my first law job, so I will move when Sam tells him to do so.)

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