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Introductions and roll call

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Just wondering if folks would like to keep a informal role call, maybe see where we are all scattered around. I know a few bases have a handful of Mothering mamas and papas at them.

 

Please post and i will compile data, only share what you feel comfortable doing and keep in mind OPSEC and don't share anything that is bad for your soldier.

if there is a item that i missed asking and should include, please let me know.

 

 

What is your connection to the military? (AD, Spouse, Parent, Child, Retired)

 

Branch:

 

Years of your families service:

 

Current post location: (lets keep this to post name and state, no units or positions for opsec issues)

 

Currently deployed: (again, just a yes/no or country, no details or hard dates)

 

Kids in the family? Expecting?

 

Interested in a local meet up?

 

Anything else you want to share?

 

 

MDC Name Connection Branch Years in Post - state Deployed? Kids  Meet up    
                 
~Adorkable~ AD Spouse Army 12 MD No 2-Twins '10 Yes  
missadc AD Spouse Army 4AD 4AR TX No 2- '08, '12 Yes  
Sarah W Dual AD Army 15 WA No 2- '09,  '11    
lovemyzoo Dual Ret AF&Army 14 & 25 AZ No 8 & Preggo!    
TallToriV AD Spouse Marines 9 VA -> CA No DUE 2/13    
Kristenok18 NG Spouse Army NG   WI YES      
Madis81 AD Spouse Army 2 TX soon 3 & Preggo    
BraydsLady AD Spouse Navy 6 AZ ->FL No TTC    
taralee2001 AD Spouse Army 8 Germany No 2- '08, '10& TTC    
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

Edited by ~Adorkable~ - 9/26/12 at 11:31am
post #2 of 22
Thread Starter 

we used to do introductions from time to time so that hte new folks could see who else was around here, things have gotten a bit slow since we moved to a social group, in part i think because folks dont know when new threads happen.

 

so maybe this will help pull us back together.

 

 

AFM (as for me)  we are in the DC area now and PCSd here when i was 21 weeks preggo with my twins who were later born at what is now the new Walter Reed.

i love the new city but am finding military life hard right now in part because folks are very scattered here with no real base life and no real unit life.  but motherhood keeps me busy and DH likes his job a lot, he works with rehabilitation of injured soldiers.

 

if folks that are posted nearby want to meet up, i would be open to that.

post #3 of 22
Looks like we just missed you Adorkable. We were stationed at WRNNMC the past 4 years and just PCSed to Fort Bliss. I am definitely missing all my wonderful friends n DC plus the trees and grass. This is our first time on a "real" base and it is different. We've only been here a month so I'm trying to give it some time. I am an AD spouse.in the army. 4 years active, 4 reserves prior to that. We have 2 girls - a 3.5 year old and a 3 month old. Would love to meet local moms!
post #4 of 22
I'm Sarah. I've been in the Army for almost 15 years. DH is in the military, too for almost the same amount of time.

We're stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA and have been here almost 3 years.

We have two daughters, the oldest is almost four and the baby is one.
post #5 of 22
Hi.
I am Michele I spent 10 years in he air force, medically boarded.
Dh is in the army for now. He has 25 years in we have been together for 14 years. We met when I was in and we were dual military for several years, my job was one tht worked on army post so it worked.
We have 8 kids, one due in dec.
We are at drum but if everything goes right we will be in AZ in the spring and retired from the army, if not we stay here
post #6 of 22

I'll join! I'm a fairly new USMC wife, but my background's very military-intense - grew up a 3rd gen Navy brat, MC grandchild, and had a brief stint as a Navy wife in my early 20s. I get teased at Nav Fed because my member number's so low, lol. We're at Ft Story, Virginia right now, but are PCSing to Miramar, CA in the fall. DH has been in for 9 years (literally skipped his senior trip in high school to go to boot camp, bless him), we've been married for almost 2. Expecting our first LO in Feb. My gut tells me there's a deployment in our future, prob next spring, but I'm grateful to have him home right now! Especially since I'm trying to figure out how to get all our critters across country while maintaining my (already limited) sanity.

 

Michele, DH is an AZ boy. We're planning on settling somewhere between Phoenix and Flag once he's retired - a mere 11 years away, if he gets out at 20 like he promises to do. We'll see.

 

Adorkable, glad to see your DH is on staff at Walter Reed, rather than being treated! You can keep the hug from my other post, though, lol.

post #7 of 22

Hi Ladies!  

 

My dh is an AGR with the WI Nat'l Guard, and is currently deployed.  He's due back within 4-6 weeks, thank goodness!  I feel like I've been managing/surviving for this whole last year, that I've been handling everything well, but I swear this last week I have been losing it.  Losing focus, losing stamina, losing my memory and sanity.  I'm hoping this "fog" won't be staying with me until dh gets home!!  

post #8 of 22

Hello! My DH joined the Army after being a minister and working a corporate job for a few years. We jokingly refer to him joining as his midlife crisis, and so far we have enjoyed it. He isn't currently deployed, but will be this winter. He has served for almost 2 years. We are currently at Fort Bliss.

 

We have 3 kids with surprise #4 on the way! We're nervous about having 4 kids, but very excited to add another little one to our family. And we are always interested in meeting new people.

 

I tried to edit the bolded part, but it won't let me change it. Sorry.

post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by kristenok18 View Post

Hi Ladies!  

My dh is an AGR with the WI Nat'l Guard, and is currently deployed.  He's due back within 4-6 weeks, thank goodness!  I feel like I've been managing/surviving for this whole last year, that I've been handling everything well, but I swear this last week I have been losing it.  Losing focus, losing stamina, losing my memory and sanity.  I'm hoping this "fog" won't be staying with me until dh gets home!!  

I've not yet gone through a deployment so I can only imagine how difficult it is to run the home completely by yourself. I've gone through my husband's medical residency and that was hard enough! I hope things are going a little better for you. You are soo close to having him back!
You can do it!
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by madis81 View Post

Hello! My DH joined the Army after being a minister and working a corporate job for a few years. We jokingly refer to him joining as his midlife crisis, and so far we have enjoyed it. He isn't currently deployed, but will be this winter. He has served for almost 2 years. We are currently at Fort Bliss.

We have 3 kids with surprise #4 on the way! We're nervous about having 4 kids, but very excited to add another little one to our family. And we are always interested in meeting new people.

I tried to edit the bolded part, but it won't let me change it. Sorry.

Congratulations on number 4!! Hope your husband will make it home before the baby gets here. I was going to send you a private message but it won't let me. Myself and another military wife are trying to bring the Azure Standard Coop here to El Paso. Right now it only has a drop in Las Cruces. Let me know if you are interested.
post #11 of 22

Hi I'm Whitney, Spouse. My husbadn is in the Navy with 6 years AD. Currently in Tucson,AZ future location is Pensacola, FL. Trying to conceive using ART.  I'm a teacher and have two huge lovely dogs.

post #12 of 22
We are moving out near Show Low AZ. Baby9 coming soon was our surprise.
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 

welcome Braydslady!

 

congrats on the babe to be lovemyzoo, so does this mean the retirement plans are unfolding like you hoped?

 

 

im upgrading the first post with everyone info, should be up by tomorrow

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

so i updated the main post, please let me know if i need to add anything or one, and if i did the math right on the kids birth years, i figure that is better than ages since that changes of course.

post #15 of 22
He is flagged as retirement papers put it but nothing approvaled officially. He is on con leave right now from knee surgey.
post #16 of 22

Hi, my name is Tara. My husband is AD army and we are currently stationed in Germany. He's been in 8 years and just got home from deployment #3 a couple months ago and we have our fingers crossed for a bit of a break in deployments now. :)  We have two kids, born in '08 and '10 and are TTC #3.

post #17 of 22

What is your connection to the military? (AD, Spouse, Parent, Child, Retired)

Spouse

Branch:

Navy

Years of your families service:

13yrs

Current post location: (lets keep this to post name and state, no units or positions for opsec issues)

NAF Atsugi Japan moving back to Norfolk, VA

Currently deployed: (again, just a yes/no or country, no details or hard dates)

No shore

Kids in the family? Expecting?

2 expecting twin

 

Interested in a local meet up?

yep!!!

post #18 of 22
My husband and I are both AD AF and have been in 4 and 3.5 years. Currently at Tinker AFB, not currently deployed. Have one daughter, 6 weeks! I am enjoying my maternity leave but getting ready to go back to work the end of next week. Would love to meet up, I am thinking about starting a BFing support group on base and would love a partner-in-crime!
post #19 of 22

What is your connection to the military? Spouse

Branch: Army

 

Years of your families service: 10

 

Current post location: Bragg, heading to Fort Rucker in a few months

 

Currently deployed: no

 

Kids in the family? Daughter, 11/06

 

Interested in a local meet up? Yes. 

 

 

post #20 of 22
What is your connection to the military? AD Spouse

Branch: AF

Years of your families service: First year

Current post location: CFB Kingston, ON

Currently deployed: No, away on training.

Kids in the family? Expecting? 3 daughters, 4 and under. Not expecting any time soon smile.gif

Interested in a local meet up? Yes!
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