Welcome! This is a group for families of deployed civilian contractors serving abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the spouse of a retired Navy Sr. Chief and the Command Ombudsman of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX, I thought getting through my husband's deployment as a civilian would be just like any other. Boy, was I wrong! In searching for support resources for families of civilian contractors, I came up empty handed and a little more depressed than I was going in. I feel like this is a great opportunity for those of us who are holding down the fort while our spouses are gone to come together, share ideas and tips, and just have an understanding ear to call upon. Please use this group to share, vent, and support! I am not a professional licensed in any financial, psychological, or legal matters. Please seek the guidance of licensed professional on any subject matter referencing one of the above. I look forward to hearing from anyone who has thoughts and comments regarding having civilian family members serving alongside our great military in the ongoing Global War on Terrorism!