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military moms?

Do you worry about your children who are serving on US bases? There is another question on here that has me upset. A woman is trying to play my worries about my son as being an alarmist.

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Asked by dandydiane at 10:26 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • Here is the other question

    I hope the link works. I am new at all of this.

    Answer by dandydiane at 10:27 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • As a wife to a US Marine having lived in several different military bases, I would say that anyone being 'alarming; is just confused. There is a LOT the military will not say as to not enduce panic, but also they do not tell about how the military, esp. the MP's (military police) are CONSTANTLY on top of things. Yes, there are ALWAYS going to be 'what ifs' but as a military person, you must face these issues. I would worry less about what he is eating and more about how they are feeling right now. PTSD is high on bases, and though the food may not taste like home, a warm call from a loved one and a few 'care packages' now and then.. yes, even when they are not deployed really helps. If there was an issue affecting your osn, A. he would not be allowed to talk about it to anyone. B. You'd be the first person to know when it was finally able to be talked about. stay close to him through love, their commands will look out for him.

    Answer by IndieJones at 11:25 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I am a former military wife and I currently have 1 active duty son (my oldest) & 1 soon to leave for basic training son (he's already signed up and is delayed entry). My oldest's one was also in the Army until 2 weeks ago but she was medically discharged due to PTSD. I don't really worry about my son & his wife while they are at the base they are at (state side) but when they were both in Iraq at the same time it was highly stressful. I also have no worries about my son who will be going to BCT, AIT and BAT soon, at least not as long as he's state side.

    Check this group's for Moms of Soldiers . I think that it will help. It's always nice to know that you are in this with other moms.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Here's that link clickable


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

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