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Posts from the ‘This Military Life’ Category

17
Apr

Resenting the Deployed

[cross-posted at my personal website]

I found this search term in my website stats today:

“resenting husband for being deployed”

If you copy and paste it into a search field, one of the results to turn up is a blog post written by a woman who resents her traveling husband for spending a lot of time away from home. A military spouse Read more »

8
Aug

A Tragic Loss and a Fresh Call to Bridge the Divide

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The deaths that occurred as a result of a Chinook being shot down in Afghanistan over the weekend (22 Navy Seals, four crew members, three Air Force combat controllers, a dog handler, and his dog) has generated Read more »

27
Jul

Ain’t We a War Story?

–by Kristen Tsetsi

I wanted to fist-bump First Lady Michelle Obama when I learned that Read more »

7
Jun

We WILL Survive Deployment

–Submitted by Pam Horton

“Oh my God, Jim, it’s a red message.” I absolutely hate getting these. As the Read more »

21
May

Interview: Anonymous Military Mother

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The following interview is with a woman who asked to remain anonymous. She is the Read more »

7
May

The Day After

–by TMarie

6:00 AM

I don’t look at the clock. I already know what time it is. Read more »

25
Apr

Interview with Gold Star Mother Florence McSween

–by Kristen Tsetsi

As a little boy, Adam McSween was meticulous about his appearance.

“His hair had to be just right, and his clothes always had to be Read more »

11
Apr

What About the Men?

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Only 6-9% of military spouses are male, and Wayne Perry, 32, became one of them last year. His wife Andrea Read more »

4
Apr

Interview with Gold Star Mother Becky Johnson

–by Kristen Tsetsi

“A few months ago,” says Becky L. Johnson, “I was contacted by an agent with the FBI out of New York. He explained that Read more »

28
Mar

Interview with Tina Sauer

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Tina Sauer, creator of the facebook page “Screw Prince Charming…I Married a Soldier,” met her husband Henry in early Read more »

14
Mar

Interview with an Anonymous Air Force Wife

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The following interview was conducted with an Air Force spouse who asked to remain anonymous. Read more »

7
Mar

Interview with Kristen D.

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Kristen D., a Navy wife of 10 years, is seven months into her fourth deployment experience. She married her husband Bobby, who was Read more »

3
Mar

Children’s Perspectives: Deployment and the Military

–by Kristen Tsetsi

E. ( age 11 )    J. ( age 8 )    and H. ( age 4 )
answer questions about their dad’s deployment.
Their father is currently serving in Iraq.

Read more »

25
Feb

Interview with Dawn VanGorkum

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Dawn VanGorkum, raised by a father who was a 1SG in the Army and married to an Army soldier, has all the experience she needs to Read more »

17
Feb

Interview with Lora

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Lora and her husband Dean, an Army officer, knew one another when they were children, but as they grew up, they led their own lives. Read more »

13
Feb

Interview with Melanie Smith

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Melanie Smith married her Navy husband, Jay, when she was 27, blending together two families: she and her daughter, and Read more »

10
Feb

Interview with Amanda Williams

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Amanda Williams, 21, met Craig—a Marine who had already re-enlisted once by the time they met—in North Carolina in May Read more »

6
Feb

Interview with Wounded Warrior Wives’ Cheryl Gansner

–by Kristen Tsetsi

On July 28, 2006, Cheryl Gansner’s husband Bryan was six weeks from leaving Iraq when his convoy, driving through Kirkuk, rolled over Read more »

3
Feb

An Anonymous Interview

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The following is an interview with an Army soldier who asked to remain anonymous.
Read more »

31
Jan

Interview with Rachel Wenger

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Rachel Wenger, 20, started dating Jeramie in junior high school. The two maintained an on-again off-again relationship over the next Read more »