CAMO - Connecting All Military Others
On the plane to California last week, I met 5 women going to see a marine too. It was so funny cuz we're all like OMG! MARINE GIRLS ON THIS FLIGHT! haha. And I met this one woman who's husband was a marine and she told me how he asked her to marry him and then one month later was suddenly shipped overseas for 17 months (this was a long time ago, she's an older woman). But it was amazing how strong she was.
I loveeee having that automatic bond... it skips that notknowingwhattotalkabout feeling when youf irst meet someone! lol
That I can express my pride and thanks to my family service people, and to all of our military men/women and their families, and to Allee for starting this connect page/web link. =-)
I love it!!! I was on vacation earlier this year with my family and my boyfriend was deployed at the time, I was wearing my nametape bracelet and the girl next to me at the resturant/bar saw it and asked if he was deployed at the time and she told me that if i needed anything that night to let her, her husband, or a bunch of his buddies know ( he was a retired marine along with his buddies and her father in law too) She told me that night that Marines stick together no matter if they know each other or not. It was so nice to know that i had made a 'friend' that night.
I agree with you: it's that immediate bond. The fact that there is someone else who knows what it's like to love someone in the military and not be able to see that person just whenever. I've definitely learned to be more patient as well.
I love how close I have become with so many girls and how we instantly have such a strong connection simply because of the men we are dating. It is such a wonderful feeling meeting people who are going through the same thing as you when you feel like you are the only one!
I love how they understand things when I have problems, I try to tell other people but they don't get it.
Definitely the instant connection. If I meet someone who has a loved one in the military or was ever in the military we immediately understand each other and have this instant respect for one another. And the fact that we can all stick together as a family.
I like the fact that I can only tell my MilSO's about how i'm feeling because we have a bond that none of me and my regular friends do because they dont understand. I like the fact that we're all family and no matter what branch we're all there for eachother.. Also I love the fact that my baby has made his dream come true and I know he's happier than ever living it out. Also that he's got a lot of muscles and a sexy uniform lol :) that's just a plus, but honestly what don't i love besides the obvoius not being together all the time and not communicating like we used to and all the risks. But other than all the obvious stuff, I love that it will help our family, and that i've become a part of another family only few get the chance to bond with.. <3
I agree because i'm constantly talking about my Marine and my normal friends get annoyed unlike all of you we're all going or have gone through the same thing so it doesn't annoy us.
Jessica Benson said:
I love having people to talk to and understand what I'm going through. They don't get tired of me constantly saying that I miss my marine.
Honestly, besides the bad--missing my honey, it's really exciting. I get to travel around the world with him, make new friends, he gets so much respect, and Army life is very interesting. I'm so proud of my man.