MilSpouse Friday Fill-in #30

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
~Winston Churchill

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In(please feel free to use this!)

I love learning more about my fellow MilSpouse bloggers. So I created a weekly meme. Each week, I’ll post a list of questions on Thursday (so you can have your blog ready on Friday). Come back here on Friday (like today!) and enter your blog post into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!

This week’s questions are:

1. What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)? submitted by Our Crazy Life (Wifey note: whaaaat? You can’t say my blog? No fun! LOL, just kidding)

Gosh… I have so many I don’t think it’s fair to choose just one. Check out my long list on the right hand side. You’ll see what I mean!

2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife
I made an entire post about this around the holidays. You can find it here entitled So Blessed And Thankful My Husband is Deployed.

3. How long did you date your <significant other> before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic
Let’s see… we got engaged about 19 1/2 months after we met. And we got married just five weeks after that! For our story, check out the top of my blog and you’ll find a link to it.

4. What do you think your <significant other> would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Squared
Funny, Huzzy and I talked about this the other day. He really wants to be a DNR officer or something of the like. I can see him doing that or security of some sort.

5. If you could talk to the Secretary of (fill in your appropriate branch) what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families?  submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife
Hmm… what would I say to SECNAV? I would just want everyone to look into how it’s tough to find a job even for those who aren’t in the lower ranks of both officers and enlisted. I certainly don’t qualify for MyCAA and I already have a bachelor’s degree… but it’s tough to find something in my field here without having a 3 hour (minimum) round trip commute to Seattle.

DTS is a pain in my tookus as a reservist. And it will take me years to pay off my uniforms on my reserve pay since officers only get a $400 allowance once for uniforms. That doesn’t even cover one set of NWUs (cammies). I think those are my biggest questions.

I’m not complaining at all and I think in general, things are good. There is always room for improvement anywhere and I think the upper levels are doing what they can.

Please don’t forget to add your blog link to Mr. Linky below by clicking on it. But also if you are not participating in MilSpouse Friday Fill-In this week, please do not put your link on there… I will remove it. It is unfair to others who do participate.


19 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-in #30

  1. Yes! The arbitrary rank cut off for MyCAA annoys me. And having a degree in no way means it’s going to be easy for the spouse to find a job.

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  3. Ugh, the whole ‘finding a new job’ is my pet peeve in the can of worms. I, too, have a Bachelor’s in English/Writing with experience in marketing and events…I don’t want to fold sweaters at the Gap because I can’t find work (although that discount would be awesome).

    While we love CA for some reasons (weather, LAX-direct flights home), the economy here…erm…has kinda sucked.

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  5. Your comment about employment being hard for everyone — no matter what rank their spouse is — is right on target. “underemployment” is a huge problem for military spouses and, with the economy the way it is, may be worse now than ever!

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