Side blog. I come from a military family, but it's all different being in a relationship with someone in the military. I never expected or wanted to be in a relationship with someone who serves, but now that I am, I'm trying to cope the best I can. So this blog is going to allow me to express my frustrations and hopes and me always waiting to hear from him. Hopefully, I'll be able to connect with a few people who I'll be able to relate to.
I’m so happy that his team leader was able to have his promotion while I was visiting! It was very thoughtful of her.
LET ME POINT OUT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS SCENE:
Here, Captain America - a hero in this film - is standing still while three other kinds of heroes, rush around to do thier job. (this is in no way bashing Cap, he is simply standing still at this moment, most likely in shock/fatigue). A soldier, a BLACK COP and two firemen. While American’s super soldier is immobilized, our every day heroes are still fighting to ensure safety and peace. The fact that Marvel created this moment in thier film, a film focused on the heroes, speaks yet again to thier message that you don’t have to be a super, to be super.
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
I’m driving 12 hours to Ft Drum to spend a week with my fiancé. I should be ecstatic, but I’m really nervous. Why am I nervous? What should I do??
There are precisely 1,400,852 Americans currently serving the military both at home and abroad.
Whisper — an app which allows users to anonymously post messages — gives us a glimpse into the deepest, most emotionally-tinged thoughts of these men and women.
So important. I’m always saying that so many soldiers take that path because they don’t have any other option, like college. In a lot of instances they are flat out lied to. The government legit gives military branches money to fund a position that is intended to con people into joining the military.
Spending every waking second alive with your significant other may sound wonderful at first.. but is it really? Taking time for yourself will actually improve your relationship, helping you reflect on your relationship and it’ll actually let you miss them more! Click to find out other reasons why it’s good to spend time apart.
Sending care packages overseas? Here’s a little how-to-do so you won’t let customs forms intimidate you. Also, definitely ask the post office staff questions if you’re not sure. There’s about room for 4 items to list and so I usually list the basic things like books, beef jerky, baby wipes, and gum. Keep it simple and a tip given to me is to not list the expensive items, just to make sure that your care package isn’t tampered with.
THIS THIS THIS THIS!!! I do it different EVERY TIME I send out a package!!!