Greetings. We are not military but DOS. (Dept of State) and my husband is on an unaccompanied tour (deployment) to Pakistan/Afghanistan for the next year.
I don't know if this group is the "right place" to join since we're not DOD, but it's such a small community (for us) that there aren't a lot of groups to join that are for us only. We usually get lumped in with military so I hope it's okay for me to join here. My brother and SIL are both Army, I've been associated with the USAF in the past and shoot, we have a MOH recipient in our "fam". So we're military supporters through and through, but my husband just happens to work for the DOS not the DOD.
Right now, I'm struggling a bit being at "home" (in a town I've only lived in for a year, far from family and friends) with DH abroad and in less than stellar or safe conditions which I'm sure most of you can relate to.
I had a really great job before but now am not working. He is in rather unsafe conditions. And I would just like to join a group where people can talk about such things without someone getting freaked out or bent out of shape. It is what it is, it was our choice, we're dealing. But having some people to bounce ideas off of would be nice.
So..that's my story. Just not sure if someone who is not a real military spouse will be welcome here.