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Registered: 06-28-2010
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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 10:53am

Hi everyone!


My fiancee is thinking about re-enlisting into the Air Force. He got out about 2 years ago and has recently become pretty serious about getting back in. When he was enlisted before we weren't together. We plan to get married before he gets back in and we won't know anything for sure until September. I'm a little nervous about all of this, it's something I have never experienced before. Any thoughts on what I can expect?

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In reply to: k_m2009
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 11:30am

Welcome to the board. I am glad you found us here.

Really, military life isn't that much different from any other life. The only way it affects me is by telling us where to live. Yes, sometimes the military ruins plans and of course you will have the separations (schools, TDYs, deployments, field exercises, etc) but for every day life, it's really not that big of a deal. The hardest part about being married to someone in the military for me is that I can't live close to my family. Everything else is pretty easy to deal with!

Good luck on the decision and congrats on your upcoming wedding.

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Registered: 06-28-2010
In reply to: k_m2009
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 12:44pm
Thank you! I know it is going to take some adjusting for me and like I said it's not for sure yet. He is very excited about it though. I'm a little anxious myself, but hope it is a good experience for the both of us!
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Registered: 05-03-2010
In reply to: k_m2009
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 8:20pm

My husband is actually re-enlisting into the Army right now after he was out for about 3 years, so I can relate, having done the Army thing, the civilian thing, and now back to the Army thing.

Congrats on getting married and you just gotta take it as it comes, don't lose yourself, stay focused on both your goals and your goals as a couple, and you'll be fine

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Registered: 06-28-2010
In reply to: k_m2009
Tue, 06-29-2010 - 9:16am
Thank you! He is pretty excited and so I'm excited for him. I think my biggest fear is the deployments and never having experienced it
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Registered: 07-03-2010
In reply to: k_m2009
Sun, 07-04-2010 - 3:13am

Welcome and I am so happy for your upcoming wedding :)

My DH is AD AF and he has 9 years in. Military life is exciting and the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures is amazing.

I do believe military life is quite different depending on the job and what the service member does. It is unlike civilian life completely.

I am overseas so of course we are away from family, many of the activities we like to do are not available here. Hubby goes on MRTs and TDYs so being self sufficient is key.

If you have a good support network great but any military spouse will probably tell you that we learn to quite a bit more then we thought when we are home alone.

Being stationed overseas is much different than stateside. During deployments or MRTs......it can overwhelming but you learn real quick to be strong and take charge.

Hubby works long hours and doesn't have a desk job....lolol....those types of jobs can suck.

What I love about my life? I have the most amazing partner and together we deal with the adjustments that we have to make.

A military spouse sacrifices but gains so much.

Welcome to our amazing world!!!

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Registered: 07-07-2008
In reply to: k_m2009
Sun, 07-04-2010 - 4:18am

Welcome to the boards! I'm Stacey and my DH is Rob. He is AD Army. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. The others have already said pretty much anything I would say about the military life. I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself!

I hope you'll stick around and jump right in and post with us.

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