Hi everyone. My name is Brenda. My husband just joined the Army and he leaves for basic April 15th. I tried looking for other forums about Army Wives, but the stuff I found is either not active anymore, or about the television show. This is the only one I found to be more active. I know it's Military Moms. I'm not a mother, but it's the only one I could find.
My husband has always wanted to join the Army. We would talk about it and he started the process months ago, but for some reason or another, things kept getting delayed. Finally, after so long, he was sworn in on Thursday. Right when it happened, it hit me, it was all real. I have mixed feeling; scared and excited all at the same time.
I began reading stuff online about what it's like to be an Army wife and things to do and be ready for. But the more I read, I just think the more confused I got. I read somewhere that spouses get money for rent while they are in basic. I was just wondering if that is true? The first thing I thought about after he was sworn in, was rent. I don't make enough money to rent anywhere on my own.
I think that's what I'm scared about- not knowing what's gonna happen or how to get to a certain point. Like after he graduates, how do I get to where he's at with all our stuff or how long does it take?
This might seem silly, but I'm also very confused about the abbreviations the Army has, because the more I read, the more of those I saw and had no idea what people were talking about.
Sorry this got to be so long. But I'm just super confused and I kind of have just been looking for Army wives to talk to who would be willing to help me out a little.
Thank you to anyone who reads this. :)