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Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2009 ( 84 moms have responded )

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Let's get the introductions started!



My name is Jennifer. I married the man of my dream Feb 2008. I have 2 beautiful step-children that visit 5 times a year. The long distance brings many challenges. I will be going through my first deployment this year.



I've met many wonderful Army Wives. I love the variety of backgrounds and experiences each of them have. We are an open and wonderful bunch.



Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or suggestions.



Thanks again for joining the group!



Jenn



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Kriknu85 - posted on 10/29/2012

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Hi!

I'm Kristina, i'm engaged to the man of my dreams, expecting our first child (due June 27th 2013) - We've been together for 6 years (and 2 months).

We live in Denmark, but my husband is from Chicago, but his family moved to Denmark when he was only 5 years!



My husband is in the army, he has been home the last 1½ year but when we get to February it's time for him to go back to Afghanistan once again.

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Courtney - posted on 07/09/2013

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My name is Courtney I have been married to my soldier 13 years and together almost 16(high school sweethearts) he has been in the army for 11 years and we have 3 great kids. We our on our 2nd deployment and looking for other wives who have or are dealing with a husband with PTSD and deployed and going back in fourth to distance themselves. I feel so lost right now and just would like to find another spouse who can understand me.

Jacqueline - posted on 11/12/2012

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My name is Jacque and I have been engaged to my only love for 2 years now. We just found out 5 weeks ago that we will be expecting our first child June 1, 2012 and he got orders yesterday that he will be deploying to Afghanistan again in February. I am having a really hard time dealing with this and I just found this community, but after reading so many similar stories I dont feel so much alone.

Tyakeia - posted on 04/17/2012

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I'm Tyakeia (Ty) mom to Zai (3 mos), a German Shepherd (7 yrs), part time student (SLP, foreign languages, & linguistics), prior navy brat, prior army wife (and possibly a future reservist wife, depends on what my husband decides to do), and stay at home mom. I like to travel a lot and take photos. We moved back to the Savannah, GA area a few months ago. Any other moms in the Savannah area?

Miri - posted on 12/21/2011

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its hard having a daddy in the army and gone for so long. I live in Israel where all of the men are in the army. He is away on duty one month a year which is nothing compared to what I hear from other families. Despite that, he can't tell me where he is and I worry about him. I have no family here so I pretty much rough it alone. Whats nice though is that there is a pretty supportive community since everyone has family in the army.

Alicia - posted on 04/14/2011

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hi everyone! i'm Alicia. my husband and i have been together for almost five years, married for two. we got arried in february 2009. he joined the army in october 2009. we have three children. a 3 yo boy named D.J. (short for darren james), a 14 mo girl named tylar rynaye, and a 2 mo boy named dominic kade. we are currently stationed at ft. bliss in el paso, tx. so far we've been lucky enough to not have gone through a deployment, although my husband didnt get to see our daughter until she was amonth old because of training, and he didnt get to see our youngest until HE was a month old because of some extenuating circumstances.in the 2 1/2 years hes been in the army, we've spent about a year of it apart. i'm looking forward to meeting other moms.

Alexis - posted on 02/16/2011

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Hello everyone my name is Alexis. I am a 27 year old Army wife and mother of a wonder 3 year girl. I work full time at fitness center where I get to learn all about health and fitness. We are currently stationed in Wiesbaden Germany and have been here for a little over a year. I found the group by searching army wives. I am just trying to make some new friends how understand the struggles. Look forward to meeting everyone.

Bree - posted on 11/10/2010

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I am Bree. We got married April 2001. We had our daughter August of 2001. My husband joined the Army in October of 2001, he did so because of the Sept 11 attacks. It was a VERY busy year!

We have been stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Fort Carson, CO...and now Grafenwoehr Germany.

My husband has deployed 4 times (so far) and been gone for many schools/fields/etc. We figure he's been home for a collective total of 2 years lol. C'est la vie, I guess.

I look forward to getting to know you all and learning from each of you.

Bree

Tawnee - posted on 09/06/2010

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Hi everyone, I have been married to my bestfriend for almost a year now. We have a 3 year old little girl. We are stationed at Ft. Hood TX. My husband will be deploying for the first time in December.I have no idea how I am going to get through this, I would really love some advise from wives who have gone through this before.

Kiaya - posted on 08/31/2010

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Hi, my name is Kiaya. My husband just joined the army and is currently at Ft. Benning at basic. We have 2 children Devon 2 1/2 and Dominic 14mon., we also have a baby on the way. We are staying with my parents until he gets out of basic which come with it's own challenges. Like more than I care to think about. I miss him like crazy and my kids are having a reaqlly hard time with him gone but everything will be alright, wonderful women like you get through this everyday.

Amber - posted on 08/26/2010

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hey everyone! my name is amber, been married for about a year and a half, hubby just got back from deployment last month. we have a 19 month ol daughter and are stationed at ft.lewis

Nicole - posted on 08/24/2010

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Hi. Im Nikki. I have 2 boys. TJ - 5yrs old and Jason 2 years old. We are currently in Baumholder Germany

Megan - posted on 08/13/2010

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i'm megan, married my husband february of 2006, we have two kiddos together.. leiton is almost 4 and brayden is 2 1/2.. we are about to take the trying journey into the army and i am scared out of my mind! any reassurance is much appreciated!

Crystal - posted on 06/21/2010

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jessie good luck with recruiting i hated it i met my husband while he was recruiting he got in so much trouble when he was recruiting he told them recruiting wasnt the real army lol i am still learning the army wife thing because recruiting is nothing like the real army but im learning quick

Crystal - posted on 06/21/2010

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Hi I'm Crystal I met my husband while he was recruiting 4 1/2 yrs ago & we have be happy and unhappily married for 3 1/2yrs we have a 1 daughter Willow she is 3yrs old We are stationed at Ft Polk, La getting ready for our 1st deployment and his 2nd deployment this fall In Aug My husband will be in for 8 yrs he is a career soldier so we have 12 yrs to go We are back in our home state so hopeful it will make it a little easier being close to our families and i hate it here at ft polk

Misty - posted on 06/15/2010

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My name is Misty. My husband & I have been married 6yrs, but have been together about 14yrs. We have a 5yr old & a 3 1/2month old. I'm still new at the Army wife thing, cause my husband's only in AIT. We are living in 2 different states. : (

Candi - posted on 05/07/2010

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I have been married to my amazing husband for 13 1/2 yrs. He spent 4 years in the Coast Guard before joining the Army. We are currently stationed in Ft. Eustis, VA. We have 3 wonderful children.

Jessie - posted on 04/22/2010

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Good Morning Jennifer,

My name is Jessie and I have been married to my husband for three years this September. We just had our beautiful daughter "Peyton Olivia" In January. Currently we are on Recruiting Duty. But both of us can't wait to get back to the normal Army life. The closest post for us is about three hours away. My husband is just on of the three active duty soldiers here in this little bitty town. And believe me it's not fun. Congrats on your second wedding anniversary.

Amanda - posted on 04/20/2010

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Hey there, my names Amanda, live currently in Hawaii with my hubby (deploying again May 2011) and my little man Ian jr (13 months). I've been married for 2 years (in May) but have been with my hubby since sophomore year of high school! My hubby joined the Army in Jan 2008, we've been through one deployment already, half of which i was preggo, its hard, my hubby didn't see our baby for 6 months! But we deal and it Really does take a strong women to do what we all do! So if any one is in Hawaii get a hold of me! Otherwise I'm here to chat!

Gloria - posted on 04/18/2010

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Hello all, my name is Gloria. I have been married to my husband for 10 years this August. He joined the Army in 2009 and he is currently stationed in Baumholder, Germany. I'm awaiting command sponsorship so the kids and I can join him there. I have 3 children, Ryan 8, Ethan 5, and Madison 4.

Karin - posted on 04/17/2010

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Hello my name is Karin. Ive been married to my husband for a year. Hes been in the army for almost 4 years. He was deployed last year and we have another one coming up next year. We have a 19 month old son named Kasey who is a lil ball of energy. We are stationed at Ft Wainwright Alaska which is an adventure in itself.

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2010

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My name is Melissa. I've been married to a wonderful man since July 2007. We have an 18 month old son. My husband rejoined the army in January. (he got out in 2004). He is currently stationed in KTown Germany..(has been for about 2 months). My son and I are currently waiting on our passports so we can join him!

Samantha - posted on 02/28/2010

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Hola!
Well let's see, the hubby is stationed out of Ft. Bliss in Hell Paso Texas. We have an 8 year old named Adrian and expecting another one in August. We are new to the Army way of life but not military way of life. The hubby was in the Air Force as a Medic for 6 years then got out to finish up Medical School at UNM. After months of working in the Trauma Unit he came home and asked if I wanted to be a military wife again. I said sure why not :) We started looking into the AF again and the Army as well. In the end we decided that the Army was the way to go.
I was going to school for my Liberal Arts degree so that I could apply for a Mortuary Science program. I've tried my hand as a Dental Asst. but it was a boring job. I've also worked in the mortgage industry and office work. Currently enjoying my time as a stay at home mom since I've decided to take some time off from school while I'm pregnant. I volunteer 5 hours a week at one of the sub stations here in Albuquerque.
Adrian is your typical little boy! He's an active little guy and an experianced soccer player. He's been playing soccer since he was 4 and plays 2 seasons a year. He recently started indoor soccer to keep his skills up during the winter and is playing basketball here at Kirtland AFB. He's looking forward to becoming a big brother!
As for the pregnancy its going good a little sad that the hubby will be missing everything but such is life :) Otherwise just looking forward to meeting new people :)

Tannisha - posted on 02/23/2010

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Hey everyone! My name is Tannisha. I have been married to my husband T Jay going on four years. We have one daughter, Amelia. We have been through one 15 month deployment and two duty stations! (Three this summer!)

Trina - posted on 02/12/2010

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Hi , my name is Trina. I am a mother of two boys who are full of energy. My little ones have special needs. We are stationed at Fort Lewis. We have done too many moves, too many deployments, and my husband has been in the Army too long. lol. I am a Doula, and I am training with Whapio Dianne Barlet (woohoo!) and I can't wait to work with pregnant mothers whose husbands are deployed. I am a birth junkie (if you have ever heard of that) and I love babies. Usually I am always holding someone or anothers baby since mine are big now :)

Cassie - posted on 02/06/2010

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Hi ladies.

I am a UK army wife. My husband has been in the British Army for 3 years and is due to go to Afghanistan for the second time in 12 weeks time. I get a lump in my throat even thinking about it. We have a beautiful (almost) 4 year old son - he definitely keeps me going.



My husband is in the Infantry and i am hoping to train as a midwife as soon as our son starts full time school.



Feel free to message me if you ever need a chat/rant.

Rebecca - posted on 01/12/2010

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Hi Im rebecca and I am currently at Ft Carson looking to make new friends if you are looking for new friends I'd like to meet sometime if that is alright with you I have been married for a year and a half and I have 2 boys JoeJoe is 4 and Ben is 2 1/2!!!

Dana - posted on 01/08/2010

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Hello! My name is Dana and I met my husband when we were both in the Army. In June we will be married for 13 years. We have 3 daughters. Cathryne 12, Kaelyn 9, and Karleigh 14 months.

My husband actually got out in 2003 but we are in the process of him going back in. We are hoping to get him into OCS late this summer or early fall.

In the past we were stationed at Ft Hood, TX, then Okinawa Japan and then Ft Carson, CO. During the 8 years my husband was in he never deployed... The most we were apart was if he went to NTC. After my husband got out, he went to Iraq as a civilian to work for a year when the war started.

Can't wait to get back into military life... we (especially me) have missed it so much! I love to move every couple of years.

Dana - posted on 01/08/2010

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Quoting Danielle:

Howdy! My name is Danielle and I have been married to my wonderful husband for 2.5 years. On June 24th we welcomed our first child, Naomi Grace. We are currently at Redstone Arsenal, AL for a TDY training and from there (beginning of September), we are heading to Eglin AFB for another seven months of training.



Is your husband EOD?  If so... how long was the TDY to Redstone and you say its 7 months in Florida?



Thanks,



Dana

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Hi, my name is Amanda. I have been happily married to my husband for 7 years this month. We have 2 beautiful little girls, Claire is 3 and Emma is 5 months. We are just 3 weeks into our 3rd deployment. My husband is deployed out of Fort Stewart, GA. The girls and I have moved back to Indiana. Upon his return we will be moving to Fort Knox. KY. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Rebecca - posted on 01/02/2010

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Hi!! I'm Rebecca but please call me Becca I am at our first station my husband has been in just over a year and swe have 2 beautiful boys, my husband and I have been together for 5 years and married for a year it will be 2 years in August and he is heaed for his first deployment and I'm nervous but I have faith that all will be ok, I guess my biggest worry isn't so much him as my boys they are all about their daddy and that saddens my heart to think that we will be doing everything without him for a year, this holiday season that just past was my first in 30 years without my family so it was hard for me,... We are currently at Ft. Carson and I am always looking to meet new people so if anyone wants to get to know us just let me know!!!! Have a great night and I hope all your spouse have a safe trip or are coming home safely!!!!

Mandy - posted on 01/02/2010

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HI! My name's Mandy. The hubby and I will be celebrating our 7 year anniversary on the 17th of this month. We have a 10 month old little boy named Jayson and are currently going through our third deployment. We're stationed at Fort Lewis, WA, but while he's deployed, I'm staying with family near Fort Bragg, NC. I'm looking forward to getting to know other moms!

Joy - posted on 12/22/2009

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Hello all! My name is Joy and i'm married to my wonderful WOC. We are currently stationed at Ft. Gordon. My husband returned from a 15 mo. deployment in April of last yr. We have 4 kids b/t the 2 of us. I wish you all the best during the deployments and a safe return for your husbands!

Joy - posted on 12/22/2009

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Quoting Kim:



Quoting Tina:

Hi everyone, My name is Tina and my awesome hubby is on his 2nd tour to Iraq. :-( We are in Oregon, and he works full time for the National Gaurd, so like active duty w/o the base and all the benifits, which kinda sucks. I'm glad I found this site, now I can have people who understand what I'm going through. We don't live in the most military friendly area, and we really don't have much support with our families either. So very nice to be able to see other people out there, hoping to find some around here one day. We have a boy and a girl that are missing their daddy so much, it breaks my heart. His last tour was for 18 months, praying it will only be 14 months this time around.






Hi Tina.  I'm also in Oregon (for another month).  My hubby is active duty and been deployed twice.  We just got married this year (March 09) and fortunately I did not have to suffer through deployments.  I have 2 step children, a teenage son of my own and our almost 7 month old daughter.  We just got reassigned to Ft. Belvior, VA, this will be my first Army move.  Sad to move, Portland is my home town, all my family is here but also excited for the new adventure.  We live in Tigard.  Where abouts are you? 





Hi Kim. I grew up at Ft. Belvoir then met my husband there. We LOVE the area. It is VERY expensive and super busy all the time. Our first duty station together was in KS and it was a def. culture shock for me. I've never been to Portland so I can't compare the two. Housing on Ft. Belvoir was upgraded a few years ago and is great compared to most bases we've seen. Let me know if you have any questions and maybe I can answer them. Good luck on the move!



Joy

Megan - posted on 12/10/2009

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Hi everyone! I'm Megan and have been married to a wonderful man for a little over a year now. We have a beautiful 4 month old little girl, sweetly named Gabrielle, and thankfully have not had to deal with a deployment thus far. We are having to deal with his being on GRF (Global Response Force) for the next year. He is scheduled to deploy in January 2011. As for where we are at, we are currently attached to Ft. Bragg, so it's been really nice having a community that are completely military friendly.

Camille - posted on 12/09/2009

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Hi all, my name is Camille, I have two kids Cory who is 6 & Erin who is 3, been married for 8yrs he was in the british army,came out for 7years & was a police officer. has recently rreturned to army & is stationed at Abingdon, oxfordshire, whilst I chose to stay at home in Torquay, Devon...its hard being on my own as my friends find it all too difficult to understand (hes just done 7months in Afghanistan)..nice to have a group where we are in the same boat!!!

Leah - posted on 12/08/2009

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Hello. My name is Leah. My husband and I got married on April 9, 2008. He left for Basic/AIT a few weeks later. The month following his graduation we got pregnant, then he left for Camp Casey, Korea for a year. He did get to come home for 2 weeks when our beautiful little girl was born. She is now 6 months old and we are currently stationed in Ft. Lewis, WA.

Nancy - posted on 11/21/2009

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hello my name is nancy im 21 been married for 2 years with a 2 year old my husband is in the army reserves at ft knox ky my husband will be deploying to iraq for the first time next year i have no idea what to do im always looking for friends and people to talk to :D

Jennifer - posted on 11/20/2009

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I'm Jenn too! My hubby and I have been married for 5 1/2 years. We have 3 boys. Carter is @ 5, Owen is @ 3, and Gage is 1 1/2. My husband joined the Army in August of '08. He is military police and is currently deployed to Korea. He is due home January 31st and we will then be moving to Ft. Hood, TX. I'm the one that started the Ft. Hood thread! :) Getting nervous and anxious at the same time about the move. Just want to get it over with already and get to living life with my hubby home. Mine is only in Korea, I have to give to all you wives whose men are in Iraq/Afghanistan! My thoughts and prayers are with you! :)

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Hello, my name is Erin! I have been with my husband for 10 years and married for 5! We have a 2 year old son named Austin who is quite the handful.. We are stationed at Fort Hood, TX. We have been here for 2 years. My husband is deployed to Iraq and will be home around January! We are originally from Oklahoma so we are very fortunate to be close to home! I'm a stay at home home also! Would love to meet more people in the area so my son can have some friends lol, he has none here :( He get's tired of only playing with momma..

Stefani - posted on 11/13/2009

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My name is Stefani, I'm 23. I married my soul mate in November 2008, and our beautiful son was born April 2009. he recently rejoined the Army, long story on that and feel free to ask me. Joey, my hubby, is on his first deployment and mine as a wife too. I'm a Navy brat, but I have all kinds of military back ground in my family. my uncles was Army and now is full time National Guard, my great grandmother was a nurse in the Army, my grandpa, and aunts on my dad's side were all Navy, and my sister is joining the Airforce. so far the deployment has been to bad, I just miss my hubby bunched, and it's hard watching Jade grow without his daddy.



oh yeah, we are stationed in Ft. Drum, NY. it's way to freakin cold here.

Rachel - posted on 11/06/2009

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My name is Rachel. My hubby and I will be married 3 years this February. We are stationed at Ft.Lewis, Washington. We are having our first child, Gabriella, next month and are preparing for a deployment in February.

Sonnie - posted on 11/03/2009

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Hi I'm sonnie. I'm new on here. My husband and me have been married for just over a year now. He's been deployed for almost a year. We have to young children. Caleb turned 2 in march and tj turned 1 in July. When he returns we will be at Fort Hood.

Kerri - posted on 10/10/2009

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Hello. My name is Kerri. My 11th wedding anniversary is next month and we have three kids. 2 girls and one boy. My hubby's been overseas 3 times and we will be PCSing next month as well. Nice to meet everyone!

Alicia - posted on 10/01/2009

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I'm Alicia, been married to my soldier for 6 yrs, he's been in the Army 8 yrs this month, we've known each other 13 yrs (since we were 13/14!), we have 2 daughters who are 5 and 3, I'm a SAHM, we are originally from central CA, have been stationed in Hawaii and Ft Bliss and now Ft Hood, plan to make TX our home after retirement! my favorite hobby is scrapbooking, I love almost all music, and my favorite movies are action or comedy. I guess that's it LOL I might like to talk a lot...

Catherine - posted on 09/13/2009

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My name is Kate and I will be marrying my sweet Sargent in December of 09. He's been in the service 8+ years now. He was in the Navy but now is in the Army. I will go through my first deployment next year. I have one son who isn't biologically his but loves him and he loves my son. Andrew is very excited about his new Daddy, and I am very in love. I'm scared, sad, and worried all at the same time and he's not even deployed yet. I do what I have to, to not think about it. I can tell I'm going to need a lot of help. I tear up everytime I think about him leaving. We will be together @ Ft. Campbell for a very short time before he goes. We are not expecting, but will be shortly after he comes back from deployment. We want 3 more!

Any tips or advice would be wonderful, I don't mind being alone, I will miss him but that's not the problem, I just don't want anything to happen to him.

I'm sorry if I've been too honest about my true feelings, but I don't want to make my mother in law into my emotional punching bag, I know she worries too. My Sgt. is wonderful, and I want a happy and long life with him.

: ...(

Kate

Erin - posted on 09/10/2009

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Hello, my name is Erin and I've been married to my Army hubby for 6 months. We met in the service, but I got out so I could take care of our daughter who is now 5 months old. We are currently at Ft. Lewis, WA, but are moving to Landstuhl, Germany here soon! Please message me if you are currently or have been stationed there. I would love to make some new friends!

Tamara - posted on 09/09/2009

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Hi--

I'm Tamara. I'm a stay at home mom with a home business. I also run my own support site for army spouses. Been married for about 6 years now. Have two girls ages 5 & 3. We are currently at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Latecia - posted on 08/20/2009

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Hello everyone. My name is Latecia. I've been married for almost 4 years. It will be 4 years on Sep 9. We have 3 beautiful children a 6 year old, 23 month old, and a 3 month old. My hubby is about to go on his 3rd tour overseas. He is also in the process of adopting my 6year old. My family is everything. The army life can be hard but I know my kids will always have a roof over their heads. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Tiffany - posted on 08/18/2009

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Hello! My name is Tiffany. I've been married to the best man for going on four years now. We are currently in our first deployment. We have two BEAUTIFUL children Connor is going to be 2 and Sophia turns one soon. Currently living in NM for the deployment.

Kristin - posted on 08/15/2009

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My name is Kristin my husband and i have been married for 8 years, He has been in the Army for 6 years and we have 3 children and are expecting #4 We are currently stationed at Fort Bragg NC, We are currently going through Deployment #3

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