Challenges Inside the Wire: A Female’s Deployment to Iraq

Esmeralda is sharing her story of her Iraq deployment as an Air Force service member assigned to an Army unit. Esmeralda and I connected when she started liking and commenting on some of my posts on Facebook. She really related to my story of transitioning from military to motherhood. We quickly became friends through the […]

Knowing Doesn’t Make It Easier: A Story from a Military Veteran and Spouse

I met Courtney through Instagram and when I realized she was a military spouse and military veteran I had to have her share her experience for my deployment series. She served in the Coast Guard before leaving her career to stay at home with her family. Her husband is still in the Coast Guard. Just […]

Tour of Duty on a Navy Destroyer

I met Fallon through a Facebook group. She has an interesting story. She has been deployed twice, once to the Horn of Africa and also to Japan on a Navy Destroyer. I think you will enjoy hearing her experience because it isn’t something you normal hear about. It definitely meets the classification of different type of deployment! […]

What You Learn About Yourself During Your Husband’s Deployment

Today is a Spouse Spotlight as we look at deployments. My friend, Katelyn, who we met at our last assignment shares what she learned from about herself during her husband’s deployment. Check out her etsy shop where she makes beautiful handwoven scarves. Although being married to an Active Duty Service Member always provides the possibility […]

Combat and Other Stories From Across the Globe

I met Joy through a Facebook group and was so excited to hear her story because she has deployed 4 times. Through her 4 deployments she had different experiences. I tried to capture as many details as I could about her experience. I am so excited to have her share her story today. Name: Joyleniz […]

A Civilian Perspective: Surviving in Afghanistan

Kathy and I met while serving on the Kapisa PRT. We were actually roommates before she was transferred to Kabul to finish her deployment. Kathy had so much wisdom to share and I was grateful for her advice and support. Read her civilian perspective in Afghanistan while serving for the Department of Agriculture. This is Day […]

A Tale of Two Deployments

While collecting deployment stories I realized quickly something was missing. Military spouses play an important role of holding down the fort while their service member is deployed overseas. So I started collecting deployment stories. I have loved hearing the stories of military spouses. Kicking the Spouse Spotlight is Christine from Her Money Moves, sharing A […]