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post #21 of 238
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Going to visit dh between BCT and AIT. Anything I should definitely try to do on Family Day (besides a million pictures and videos of dh?)
Go somewhere off base in the neighborhood. When DH graduated from basic we went to the zoo. Wasn't near as cool as when I was a kid, but we were able to really spend some time together and not feel like we were surrounded by other grads. So, check out the neighborhood and see what's there.
post #22 of 238
Oh, and are there any other moms here from Nellis?
post #23 of 238
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Originally Posted by tallanvor View Post
Go somewhere off base in the neighborhood. When DH graduated from basic we went to the zoo. Wasn't near as cool as when I was a kid, but we were able to really spend some time together and not feel like we were surrounded by other grads. So, check out the neighborhood and see what's there.
He's not allowed off-base until after grad when we'll be driving him up to AIT.
post #24 of 238
It's been awhile, thought I'd say hey!
post #25 of 238
Hi Everyone:

It's been awhile since I was active on this thread. Looks like there is a lot of movement in our lives, which is the norm in military family life!

As for us, my DH is leaving at the same time as Melly's DH - end of the month (Melly - I think we're in the same BN, right?). I'm the FRG leader for our company, so I'm staying busy with putting together events for the coming months and keeping in contact with the soldiers' family members. I'm trying not to think too much about the deployment; however, the reality of it hit me when DH brought home his orders last night . His absence will leave a big, gaping hole in our household. I'm sure the hole will fill some in time as we all become busy with activities and such, but won't be completely repaired until he returns. We have a craft fair coming up so that the unit kids can make deployment related crafts (i.e. daddy dolls, counting chains etc.) prior to the deployment. Do any of you have good ideas for deployment crafts that can be made by young children?

TIA, and have a blessed 9/11 Remembrance Day.
post #26 of 238
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Hi Everyone:

It's been awhile since I was active on this thread. Looks like there is a lot of movement in our lives, which is the norm in military family life!

As for us, my DH is leaving at the same time as Melly's DH - end of the month (Melly - I think we're in the same BN, right?). I'm the FRG leader for our company, so I'm staying busy with putting together events for the coming months and keeping in contact with the soldiers' family members. I'm trying not to think too much about the deployment; however, the reality of it hit me when DH brought home his orders last night . His absence will leave a big, gaping hole in our household. I'm sure the hole will fill some in time as we all become busy with activities and such, but won't be completely repaired until he returns. We have a craft fair coming up so that the unit kids can make deployment related crafts (i.e. daddy dolls, counting chains etc.) prior to the deployment. Do any of you have good ideas for deployment crafts that can be made by young children?

TIA, and have a blessed 9/11 Remembrance Day.


Yeah, I think they are in the same. And that's a good way to put it - a big, gaping hole in our household. I feel the same way.
post #27 of 238
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
He's not allowed off-base until after grad when we'll be driving him up to AIT.

Oh. Well, in that case, see what services the base has. Maybe you could go bowling. Our last base had an indoor playground/amusement park. There are usually a few fun things to do, you just have to look for them.
post #28 of 238
Hi, I'm new here and an army wife. My husband deploys in January and we have a 2 month old son. We live in Watertown just by Fort Drum. Anyone else out there?

I'm also new to this lifestyle, my husband joined back in February so any tips on deployments with a baby would be great!
post #29 of 238
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Originally Posted by remijo View Post
to all you mommas whose husbands are gone...

DH passed the Army OCS board today, he goes back later this week and swears in and gets his ship date. So we aren't officially in, but pretty much. Then he'll leave for basic, OCS, training, etc. while I have this baby. I'm proud of him and hope he'll really be happy in doing this. I think it is a much better option for him than a civilian job and he is really excited.
Yay! Congrats to him!

I'm actually on my way home from my deployment. This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.

I'm in Germany right now, in Landstuhl. (if anyone is close, I'll be here until Tue a.m.) I'm in the medical hold building, Rm #101. I'm going home on Tue, if the Dr. thinks I'm not bad enough to go to a burn center in TX.
post #30 of 238
I'm grateful that you're (mostly) okay. What an experience to have, my God. May the rest of your trip home be completely uneventful!
post #31 of 238
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I'm actually on my way home from my deployment. This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.

I'm in Germany right now, in Landstuhl. (if anyone is close, I'll be here until Tue a.m.) I'm in the medical hold building, Rm #101. I'm going home on Tue, if the Dr. thinks I'm not bad enough to go to a burn center in TX.
Sending good vibes to you, glad to hear you're making it home.
post #32 of 238
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Yay! Congrats to him!

I'm actually on my way home from my deployment. This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.

I'm in Germany right now, in Landstuhl. (if anyone is close, I'll be here until Tue a.m.) I'm in the medical hold building, Rm #101. I'm going home on Tue, if the Dr. thinks I'm not bad enough to go to a burn center in TX.
I am so glad you are alive. I hope you get to go home.
post #33 of 238
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Originally Posted by Sarah W View Post
Yay! Congrats to him!

I'm actually on my way home from my deployment. This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.

I'm in Germany right now, in Landstuhl. (if anyone is close, I'll be here until Tue a.m.) I'm in the medical hold building, Rm #101. I'm going home on Tue, if the Dr. thinks I'm not bad enough to go to a burn center in TX.
How frightening! Thank God you are here, and hopefully you will have a speedy recovery from your injuries. (((hugs)))
post #34 of 238
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Originally Posted by Sarah W View Post
Yay! Congrats to him!

I'm actually on my way home from my deployment. This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.

I'm in Germany right now, in Landstuhl. (if anyone is close, I'll be here until Tue a.m.) I'm in the medical hold building, Rm #101. I'm going home on Tue, if the Dr. thinks I'm not bad enough to go to a burn center in TX.
Wow!! I'm happy to hear there were no serious injuries and I hope your burns heal fast and you don't need to go to the burn center in TX.
post #35 of 238
Sarah, thank goodness you're alive. I hope that the burns don't feel horrible now and that you'll be able to go home Tues. (or sooner!)
post #36 of 238
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This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.
oh Sara all the healing thoughts i can muster in the world go out to you and your unit. please take care and heal fast, I am thinking of you
post #37 of 238
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Originally Posted by Sarah W View Post
Yay! Congrats to him!

I'm actually on my way home from my deployment. This sounds crazy, but our vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber on Tuesday while were in Kabul. By the grace of God, we're all alive and not injured too badly. I've got burns on my hands and ears, a couple on my arms.

I'm in Germany right now, in Landstuhl. (if anyone is close, I'll be here until Tue a.m.) I'm in the medical hold building, Rm #101. I'm going home on Tue, if the Dr. thinks I'm not bad enough to go to a burn center in TX.
Glad to hear you are alive and doing well. That must have been scary.
post #38 of 238
So there's now a race. I shipped two boxes by Priority mail, one bag (envelope-like, but lumpy) by first-class mail, and placed an order on Amazon.com (shipped via a market place seller) all today within an hour of each other.

Which will reach dh first? Which will make his DI laugh the hardest? Or will it be the sheer volume of cough drops (okay at Ft. Jackson) that sprains their laugh muscles?
post #39 of 238
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I'm so sorry, Sarah. Thank God you are okay!

Hugs to all of you dealing with upcoming deployments, you and your spouses are in my thoughts.

Adorkable - I would have really loved to see a smilie for the military. I have them on every other board I use without a problem. Unfortunately, I have encountered some hostility toward the military here. I think this is a situation where the minority is ruling for the rest of us and this is MDC's solution for avoiding a conflict.

DH leaves this week. This R&R went by too fast. I hope that the rest of this deployment goes quickly, particularly for DS's sake. DH is really the missing piece for him and they have such a good time together. He's not very keen on being disciplined by DH and tries to pull a fast one on him so I think that will be our biggest issue once he's back home for good. The only thing harder than having to say goodbye once is doing it twice
post #40 of 238
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
So there's now a race. I shipped two boxes by Priority mail, one bag (envelope-like, but lumpy) by first-class mail, and placed an order on Amazon.com (shipped via a market place seller) all today within an hour of each other.

Which will reach dh first? Which will make his DI laugh the hardest? Or will it be the sheer volume of cough drops (okay at Ft. Jackson) that sprains their laugh muscles?
Priority will get there first or at the same time as first class.

E-bay addict!

Amazon may have a lag.
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