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In what year did Julie Negron write the poem "Military Wife.."?

Anonymous

I don’t know that she has written a poem. I know about her comics and I know of other (mostly unknown author) poems, but can’t find anything of a Military Wife poem by her. Would you mind telling me which poem you’re referring to? :)

*EDIT*- If you are referring to the quote posted a couple weeks ago, it was from a blog post she wrote in 2008.

I plan on joining the Air Force and I was wondering if women can be Combat Rescue officers? I read that it's for men only but the site doesn't say anything about it only being for males, so can women do it too?

Anonymous

Please ask your recruiter this question. They will have the most up-to-date information.

Hi, my husband is enlisted and is in the process of filling out his OCS packet. I was wondering( being enlisted and airborne) if you get to pick your duty station after you figure out what branch you are going to be going into. We are both really concerned about the possibility of being stationed in Korea. For fear that our very sensitive dog may not make it and we don't want to be apart for another year. (we've been though 2 deployments). I was just curious if you pick your duty station. Thanks

Anonymous

Hello, Anon! The short answer is that they will send him where he is needed, but there’s a little more to it than that. After OCS, new LTs will be sent to their branch’s Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC). During BOLC is when they will give him his assignment. Somewhere near the beginning of the course, he will have the opportunity to tell them his top 5 or 10 choices of duty stations- generally based on a list they have available. They have done pretty well for us and most of the friends we made in the classes, though, if that helps!

Jul 5

The military wife exists in a world where she is called a dependent. She is expected to do as her husband is told and to never question, complain, or allow a weary sigh to escape her lips. At the same time, she is also expected to be independent of her husband, not need his companionship or partnership for many days, weeks, months at a time, and be able to efficiently navigate the military bureaucracy’s maze of paperwork on her own. All of this without bootcamp or formal training of any kind. Not everyone can successfully carry the weight inherent with the job of military wife but those who do are impressive to behold.

- Julie Negron 

Feb 9

last-snowfall:

el-fridlo:

Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.

"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."

He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.

He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…

After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.

He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.

He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.

For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.

After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.

He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.

There is nothing about this that is not magical.

trfcdc:

PROVIDING #CLOTHDIAPERS TO MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS #OPERATIONFLUFFYBUMS

trfcdc:

PROVIDING #CLOTHDIAPERS TO MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS #OPERATIONFLUFFYBUMS

EOD Graphics

This site was submitted to our old FB page and I thought some of ya’ll may be interested in it! It’s run by a former EOD soldier and he’s got decals ranging from badges to family decals and they’re at great prices. 

Nov 1
150 Military Discounts As our way of thanking those who serve, we’ve compiled a detailed list of ways to save for veterans, all active branches and, in some instance, the families who stand behind them. Participation may vary at different locations, so check first.

150 Military Discounts

As our way of thanking those who serve, we’ve compiled a detailed list of ways to save for veterans, all active branches and, in some instance, the families who stand behind them. Participation may vary at different locations, so check first.

Oct 1
kissing-whiskey:

Honor Flight Network is a Non-profit organization that takes WWII Veterans, or terminally ill Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts to Washington DC from all over the country for FREE, so they can visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifices. 
Today, Honor Flight veterans arrived at the monuments to find them shut down because Congress doesn’t want Americans to have affordable health insurance. 
So they just knocked over the barriers and went anyways. 
War vets don’t give a fuck about your shutdown.

kissing-whiskey:

Honor Flight Network is a Non-profit organization that takes WWII Veterans, or terminally ill Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts to Washington DC from all over the country for FREE, so they can visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifices. 

Today, Honor Flight veterans arrived at the monuments to find them shut down because Congress doesn’t want Americans to have affordable health insurance. 

So they just knocked over the barriers and went anyways. 

War vets don’t give a fuck about your shutdown.

Oct 1
tlcplmax:

Topical.

tlcplmax:

Topical.