Some advice Please!!! New to the military world!!!
Hey everyone, im here to get some perspectives from experienced military wives. I recently got married a couple months ago and my husband is active duty army. I am a little bit experienced with the military lifestyle since my dad and brother and some of my friends are in the army as well but its different hearing how things are than actually experiencing it. Now that we got everything situated with D.E.E.R.S and all the other paperwork that was needed i am starting to see what really goes on. BTW me and my new hubby just moved in together shortly after getting married so i never really noticed how his life really is. Now that we live together everything is different. He just got transferred to work for Division as a M-ATV night instructor so he is home all day and work at nights. He is not an army social person. His friends are the same as well they try to stay as far away from the base as possible and dont attend anything military related. I go on post to get groceries or to visit my dad at his job but nothing else. My husband tells me that he just doesnt like going he would go too but i feel like i dont want to attend something if he really doesnt want to go. I have 3 kids and i would like to attend events on posts or balls or things for the kids just so i can get to know some other military wives and moms. I would like to know if you guys feel like it is a big deal or not to go to "on-post" functions? Are they helpful for the family? What can i benefit from going?