CAMO - Connecting All Military Others
We all miss our SO when they are away from us, but we are strong and continue to be so for them. Some day though, it is the little things that can undo us.What is yours?One of mine is reaching items…Continue
While your service member is deployed, you are entitled to lowered interest rates on loans that existed BEFORE the deployment (including credit cards, store cards etc). This does not apply to…Continue
Gerri S has not received any gifts yet
I am finally coming to the end of a LONG road here. Since September 2010, my husband has been deployed, and then in a medical hold pattern on the other side of the country. During this time, I have had 4 days with him, and those were also technically work days for him also. Within the next couple of weeks (not mentioning exact days or dates :D), he will be home on a permanent basis - apart from occasional official meetings and trips for medical treatments. In this 24th year in the Army,…Continue
After 23+ years involved in the Military life, the most important thing I have learned is this - KEEP EVERYTHING!
Documents will be lost, misplaced, needed...
If you own a scanner, I suggest scanning everything that you ever receive (or download). Take advantage of external storage sites, like Google Docs. The documents can be accessed through any internet connection, and be saved privately (you have to change the settings to do this). You access it with your own account,…Continue
If you are wondering if the emotions you are experiencing as you go through a deployment are "normal", stop worrying - they are! Every person will have a different range of emotions, different reactions - and life goes on around you as you go through all this.
Here is a helpful article from military.com that might help you.
Pre-Deployment Phase (6-8 weeks prior to deployment). Feelings in this stage may include fear, anger, denial, resentment, excitement, and…Continue
This community is a great opportunity for us all to connect, to get to know others in the same situation, and know that we are not alone. We are not able to fix things for one another, but we can let others know what we have been through, and what we did to get by.
One thing that is really important to remember - please be careful in sharing information on what your spouse/finance/bf (whatever the case may be) is doing, and where he is! Be aware of OPSEC and the ramifications it can…Continue