my husband wants to join th army & move us ( me & our 2 kids) to where ever it is that he will be placed! idk how to feel about that! ive never been so far from nyc let alone my family, i mean ive always been a drive bus or train ride away from every 1! i just dont unerstand how he just wants us to just get up & go!!! i mean he is not as close to his family as i am to mine!!! plus i dont know what to expect!!! so im askin 4 every ones opinion! & if ur a wife of some one in the army please feel free to hit me back & share some of your rxperiences... please.... thank you in advanceAnswer Question
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My husband has been in the army for almost 8 years now (4 active duty, 1 year IRR, and almost 3 years Reserves). Our first Duty station was in Germany, however, he wanted to go to Germany so he had it in his contract. I was 20 at the time and while I was a long ways from my family, we still stay connected. We called each other almost everyday. We also went home on leave. My family was suppose to visit us one summer but I decided to come back home during my pregnancy while my husband was in Iraq. It is a challenge to be a military wife especially if kids are involved. Does your husband know what type of MOS (job) he wants to do? That makes a big difference as well. My husband was Infantry so he was in the field more than someone whose job was finance. Has he talked with a recruiter yet? See what his options are if he does want to join, see if he can pick his first duty station, maybe somewhere close to home. Continued...
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:31 AM on Jul. 21, 2009
But make sure it is in his contract. Also, go with him when you talk with the recruiter. There are some that will give you some BS lies but not all of them are bad. Most will answer your questions very honestly. Anyways, my husband's contract is about to end and he (we) are debating about him going back to Active Duty. Active Duty has its challenges but it also has its rewards as well. Oh, another thing that might be a compromise is Army Reserve Active Duty. The reserve unit my husband is in now is made up of 60% active duty. If you can find a reserve unit that has open slots for active duty then that will allow you to stay where you are at. Their work schedules are basically M-F 8-5 plus one weekend drill a month. Now, each unit will be different so they may not have the 8-5 hours but it is something to look into. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to pm me.
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