...When someone asks when your spouse will be home, you say July or August instead of 5 or 6pm

...You live on your own and by yourself more after you're married than before you were married.

...Most of the married women you know or meet are under 21 and if they are over they have kids, sometimes even under 21.

...You know all of your husband's coworkers by their last name, and rarely know their first name.

...When you say "I'm going to the commissary" instead of "grocery store".

...When you need I.D. to buy groceries

...You are called "Ma'am" at the age of 18 by every MP or SF that comes into contact with you.

...When you forget you have a driver's license and take your military ID everywhere with you.

...When you hear of another death or injury of a US Military and weep inside for that wife or mother that loved that Soldier, Marine, Airman, or Seaman.

...You read everything you can get your hands on to learn more about your husband's job.

...When you've never given a haircut in your life but you've perfected the medium fade, 6-8, skin.

...You really want something but you say "damn, well I'm going to have to wait for the 1st... or 15th for it ".

...You ask someone "what's your rank?" instead of "what's your job?!"

...When half of your wardrobe has some kind of Military insignia on it and once belonged to your spouse.

...When the sounds of helicopters, and Jets flying over your house shaking your windows, surprisingly soothes you!

...When you classify people by what phase, class, or rollback they are.

...Your husband's work and dress clothes cost more than yours do.

...You only write in pencil because EVERYTHING is subject to change.

...You know that a 2 month separation IS short, no matter what your civilian friends say.

...You know better than to go to the Px/Bx or commissary between 11:30 and 1:30 unless it's a life or death emergency.

...You show your military ID to the greeter at Wal-Mart.

...You know that any reference to "sand box" describes a deployment to Iraq/Kuwait, not your kid's backyard toys.

...You have enough camouflage in your house to wallpaper the White House.

...You don't have to think about what time 21:30 is.

...You can't remember the last time you saw a doctor who wasn't wearing BDUs.

...You pick apart uniforms on TV and in the movies for being inaccurate with your spouse.

...You are asked to stop talking in acronyms and translate it all to English.

...You have multiple copies of P.O.A.'s to throw at the credit card people and the banks.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 7:59 PM lol It's worse for me, though, because I'm in the military as well. When DH and I first started dating it was hard for me to start saying his first name, because everyone is pretty much on a last name basis. lol

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Feb. 12, 2008 at 9:08 AM so true!!

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