Originally Posted by Emmeline II
I hope you don't have plans to move to SA Texas. This is a huge military town. Many parents come to pick up their children in uniform,.
I was kinda thinking the same thing. We live near a HUGE air force base and many kids have military parents. It's normal to see parents in uniform. My kids know which of their classmates have a parent deployed. Heck, one of my DD's friend's MOTHER just got back from the middle east.
There are all kinds of people in the military -- liberals, gays, you name it.
One great thing about the air force is the support they provide to families of special needs kids -- they have the most liberal policy for paying for therapiest and they provide free legal help to parents having problems with the local school system.
Saying bad things about the military wouldn't go over well here at all, but not because any one likes war (too many people here have seen it first hand).
Besides, people here know about specific things people do, which makes it seem different. Our base does a lot of medical evacuations, so the person you see in a flight suit might be a nurse who flies in and out of war zone ( or Haiti) caring for the wounded as they are taken to better medical facilities.