It takes alot of prayer, from both of you. There is a previous post that when a solider deploys, there goes the unit. I have to beg to differ (and not negatively). My husband is currently deployed as an individual augmentee… so I have no FRG to help me out as the Team he’s assigned to here, is doing their own thing. Essentially, I’m on my own. I’m 3000 miles away from any family (that I get along with), we are 40 miles from the nearest town so I can’t join groups in the local community, and to travel anywhere requires such severe logistics planning, it’ll have your head spinning. I have three kids, 6, 3 and 9 months…
HOWEVER… it’s easy to adapt and overcome if you have a “can do” attitude and mentality. I’ve seen many marriages suffer or collapse because one member wants to constantly complain about one thing or another about military life. Seek friends, seek the Church community, seek school friends, etc. (Seek and ye shall find)
The military WILL provide an opportunity for travel, for schooling/education, medical/dental benefits for the family, job security, housing.
There are alot of people that join strictly for the school/education benefits. That doesn’t mean they aren’t patriotic. But if that’s what will help you get to/through school, then by all means, join.
Go to www.militaryonesource.com. They’ve got alot of answers to provide. Then branch out to the individual military forces websites for more detailed information. Make an informed decision and don’t base it all off emotion. If you have a question about a recruiter… ask on these boards for a member of that branch of service to ask them.
The military life isn’t for everyone. Think it through with prayer and if you have questions, ask!