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College credits while deployed [11 Dec 2008|10:23pm]

Hello everyone,

I'm asking a question here on behalf of my boyfriend. He's in Iraq, and looking to take classes online. Computer access isn't a problem, but he doesn't know where to look for courses. Do any of you know where he could sign up for these classes? Just a starting point would be really useful.

Thanks. :)

Edited to add, 3/02/09: Thank you everyone. He's doing online classes at RIT, and starting in a week or so. I figured I'd add this since people keep giving me more advice! It's very much appreciated, thank you again. Hopefully someone else will be able to use this post in the future too.
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quick thing [13 Jul 2008|08:16pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

My mother called me trashy a few hours ago.
And I haven't stopped thinking about it..

I was telling her about someone else who had called me that because my SO is military.
It really bothers me because her other two children are military and she is talking about the people that go and defend her country. (*edit in: she said that all military have a certain trashiness, I couldnt disagree more.)
Ever since I became a military girlfriend all the down talk on the military had disturbed me even more than it use to.
I love him either way, but people are that unsupportive?

I guess my point is to ask what you would do, or even if you'd had that experience. That something that happens often?

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Army Wives Episode Review [30 Jun 2008|10:24pm]

WARNING: This post discusses the newest episode of the hit Lifetime TV series, Army Wives. If you are a fan but haven't caught up and do not want to be spoiled, please don't click the following LJ-cut! Please also keep all Army Wives related discussions to THIS post!

The army has its code... the wives have their own.Collapse )
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[29 Jun 2008|11:26pm]

[ mood | confused ]

Ok so this is about my best friend.

I just got told my best friend whos in my husbands unit volunteered to go to iraq to replace some soliders lost over there. He currently deployed to africa so i dont know how it would work anyways but im pissed. I cant beleive he volunnteered but on the other hand I am so  proud of him.

Am I dumb or what?

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Just a question [29 Jun 2008|07:38pm]

My man is leaving for Iraq sometime soon, and I've put in a time-off request at my work and they turned it down! (Don't worry, they don't know the date, cause even I don't! I just have a time line thing of when he would be leaving.)

But, a girlfriend of mine says that there is some sort of law that protects me and gives me, as she put it, the right to take that time off.

Is this true? If so, what is it called?

Because from day one of my job, (which wasn't too terribly long ago...) I told them that if the time ever came, I would need a week off for his deployment, so that I could put myself back together again. And they agreed. And now they are going back on what they said, which is a slap in the face to me.

I'm planning on talking to my boss again, and if she stands her ground on this, then I'm gonna quit, and hopefully be able to throw this into her lap. (The possible law.)

So, any help on if there is such a thing would rock.
X-posted by the way to army_girlfriend
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[29 Jun 2008|03:09pm]

For those of you who have moved overseas - Have any of you arrived at your new location without your husband being there? I am moving to Japan in two months and I will now be getting there before my husband. I'm concerned about getting there before him. I wont have a phone or car/japanese license, and those two things make me uncomfortable on its own. I will have a sponser but its not the same as going through all of this with my husband.
Any advice or suggestions would be great.
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[24 Jun 2008|10:52pm]

Hi guys! Remember me? I got permission from super fabulous inmyheadx2 to do a weekly Army Wives discussion post. It's Tuesday, but I figured since we're three episodes in, a couple of days late couldn't hurt, right? Besides, I'm itching to talk about it.

WARNING: This post discusses the newest episode of the hit Lifetime TV series, Army Wives. If you are a fan but haven't caught up and do not want to be spoiled, please don't click the following LJ-cut! Please also keep all Army Wives related discussions to THIS post!

The army has its code... the wives have their own.Collapse )
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Hey, I'm new here. :] [24 Jun 2008|06:23am]

[ mood | content ]

Name: Becca
Age: 18

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Blankets of Belief [23 Jun 2008|10:53pm]

I don't believe this falls under the category of spamming, if it does, you have my sincerest apologies because that is definitely not my intention.

I was looking over Soldiers' Angels webpage and noticed their newest project: Blankets of Belief. I know many of you already have a lot on your plate or are stretched thin financially, and I definitely don't want to pressure you to get involved with something that is going to add stress to your life. We all know you've got enough of that as it is! However, if you've got the time and resources, they're asking if each person would consider making one blanket. A quilt, or a fleece, just so long as it's an Americana themed blanket. They even have instructions for a "no-sew" blanket, if sewing just isn't your thing. Guidelines can be found here. The goal is 180,000 by the holidays to let our guys (and girls!) know that we appreciate them, support them and believe in them. They also have a similar Blankets of Hope project running for our wounded troops. If you have questions, they can be addressed by emailing blanketsofbelief AT gmail DOT com. I'll be happy to answer whatever I can, but they are obviously much more well-informed.

Like I said before, I know you're already doing so much, and I can't tell you girls how much I appreciate what each of you are sacrificing for the cause of our country, but if this is something you'd like to do, I just wanted to make you aware of it.

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[22 Jun 2008|11:30pm]

This is kind of a to-the-mods post, but I guess I'm also asking everyone else.

Do you guys watch Army Wives? Because I was thinking, wouldn't it be neat to have an Every Sunday post where we can discuss the most recent episode? (I would have no problem being in charge of that, haha!)

Mods, do you think that would fly? If not, please feel free to delete (or tell me to)!
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Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas [22 Jun 2008|01:04am]

Hello everyone,

I was hoping that anyone that has been or is stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas would be so kind to tell me what you think of it there? El Paso life? I've read it's actually one of the safest U.S cities. Is there usually a long wait for family housing? We wouldn't PCS until spring 2009 but I wanted to go ahead and research as much as possible. I'm actually really excited. I'm in Fort Polk, Louisiana now and have been for four years and I have never been able to let it grow on me. I cannot wait to leave even if it's leaving the Bayou for the Desert.

Thank you in advance!

PS- if you are a resident of  or around El Paso (even if you aren't directly military related) - your insight would be wonderful too!
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new member survey [20 Jun 2008|05:04pm]

Name: Jordan
Age: 22
Location: Illinois
Soldiers name(First only): Mike
Soldiers age: 22
Soldiers branch: Army
How did you meet?: we both play club volleyball for our colleges, and we met at nationals last April. our rooms were across the hall from theirs at the hotel, and the first night we got there one of his teammates wandered into our room drinking beer out of a coffee pot; after that their whole team was in the room and we all hung out together for the rest of the week
How long have you been together (known each other)?: little over a year
What is your relationship with them?:
What about your soldier makes your heart go pitter patter? (if you are together): the way he picks up on the little stuff and remembers it
Is your soldier currently deployed?(Just a yes or no): no
Is there anything you would like to share about your experience, things you've learned, or any questions you have?: a lot of my friends aren't very supportive/understanding, and that's almost worse than him being gone at BCT. I'm pretty new at this, but it's really helping to read your entries, especially the ones about them coming home :)
Pictures of you & your Military member? USE AN LJ CUT!:

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[19 Jun 2008|12:42pm]

Has anyone had a spouse/boyfriend deploy from NJ Army National Guard? If so, please add me. My husband left yesterday and I'm going to need as much support as I can.
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[18 Jun 2008|10:52pm]

so my airman and i broke up but i've decided to stay in the group. my current boyfriend was former marine. besides, i love and support all the troops :]
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[18 Jun 2008|11:50am]


in Glendora, California
Anyone in the area should go and take this flyer in! All the funds go to sending gear and stuff to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan!
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Hi girls [17 Jun 2008|11:43pm]

Name: Amanda
Age: 20
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Soldiers name(First only): Marc
Soldiers age: 19
Soldiers branch: National Guard
How did you meet?: Through Myspace.com. I was searching in the browser for people who went to my school. I was just doing it to meet new friends on the campus. When I came across his site I saw that he was born in Germany (I'm German) and he was in the military (I come from a military family). I was so excited! But mainly about having a new friend. I love meeting new people, plus he had a girlfriend and had just gotten back from basic. Apparently while he was away at basic he and his gf were falling apart and out of nowhere he asked to take me out. I blew him off a few times. Like I said, I had no intentions of dating. But I finally gave in and fell head over heals. I was so smitten by him.
How long have you been together (known each other)?: Been together 2 months. Known eachother for 5.
What is your relationship with them?: Girlfriend
What about your soldier makes your heart go pitter patter? (if you are together): How he's such a tough guy! He's 6'4 and acts like such a hardass. But he likes to cuddle up on me. He lays his head on my chest and wraps his arms around my tummy and I look down at his puppy dog eyes while he's looking off and I just melt. He looks so helpless in my arms. But he's so safe.
Is your soldier currently deployed?(Just a yes or no): No, mam.
Is there anything you would like to share about your experience, things you've learned, or any questions you have?:
Pictures of you & your Military member? USE AN LJ CUT!:
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So, he's upset... [17 Jun 2008|02:56pm]

My boyfriend is upset, not with me, but with his friends and family for not writing him on deployment.

I have no relationship with his family - I've never met them, but I have met/spoken to a few of his friends. Should I say something to them about writing him? Is there a way I can do this without making them feel guitly or like they're being accused of being bad friends? I just want what's best for my boyfriend, and I don't want any bridges to be burned while he's away.

So...a little advice please? I want to make sure I give proper respect to him, and his feelings, and of course to his friends.
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[17 Jun 2008|01:12pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Name: Chasity
Age: 18
Location: Michigan
Soldiers Close to My Heart: My early respect for the men and women in our military came from my grandfather whom was a soldier overseas during World War II. He was an ordinary man . . . in fact, he had more faults than most -- an affinity for alcohol, mainly -- and when you realize that the people fighting for our freedom are ordinary men and women, it gives you a really uplifting feeling. Both of my uncles were involved in the military -- National Guard for both of them -- and moved on to have practical jobs and good families. Currently a cousin of mine -- Kurt -- is just getting out of training for the Marines and is currently busy doing engineering work -- building bridges, specfically, I believe. 
Why I Joined: As I've said, I know that these soldiers are just normal people doing extraordinary work . . . and most of the people in this community are involved in the ordinary aspect of their lives. Even though I don't have anyone so close as a nuclear family member or boyfriend/husband serving, I want to offer support in any way that I can to those who do. 

I look forward to getting to know all of you! 

(I modified the survey a bit because a lot of it didn't apply. I hope this is all right with the mods.)

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hello all. [17 Jun 2008|07:41am]

Im not sure if im suppose to post that intro thats on the profile of the community. Pretty much my whole Family is military. Husband in the Navy stationed in Groton, CT. My Step-dad was in the navy. My uncle is a marine stationed in camp pedelton.

So i have a big big favor to ask.
I am desperate.

So tomorrow I fly into Louisville Kentucky @ 12:35pm.
Im coming in to see my brother graduate from Basic on Thursday. I will be staying at the Fort Knox Inn.

It costs $125 roughly to get a cab from the airport to drive me to Fort Knox.

I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give me a ride. I would pay for gas.
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worried rant [16 Jun 2008|11:14pm]

"The Army offered to pay for it so I'm doing it." Sounded like a great idea at first. They were willing to pay for my boyfriend's laser eye surgery so he won't need glasses or contacts even though he is so cute in glasses. He got the surgery done at the end of May...I believe it was the last tuesday or wednesday in May. He ended up having to get the PK surgery which was suppose to be better. He's having all sorts of problems now. His right eye is healing fine, just a little bit dry while his left is a mess. When they took out this bandage contacts they tore the corena in his left eye. He went back to the hospital about 3 days later to find that out and have to have them put back in. Then his eye became extremely swollen to the point where he couldn't open it. They gave him some better pain meds and some new ointment. A week goes by and things look better until he is forced to go back to work even though he can't jump, drive, run, go out without sun glasses or be about anything with flying metal parts...so in the Army that doesn't leave you with much other than sitting around. A few days of that and he's back at the hospital because of extreme pain. They say take the next 3 days off from work and see if it gets better. It got worse. His left eye and eye lid are now red and swollen shut. Moving his right eye hurts the left and he has horrible head aches. He's going back to the hospital tomorrow.

I mean what do I do to make myself feel better? He is in WA and I'm in CT. I've already sent him a get well box which he is still trying to get through and I call him almost everyday. I know I can't do anything for him because I can't fly out there and go on base. I'm giving him the emotional support he needs to get better, encouraging him to sleep as much as possible and rest. To not text so much...basically doing the good girlfriend thing. I am just really worried about him getting better. I mean what do I do if he doesn't? I mean I'll still love him and be with him. How do i get myself to calm down and him to understand that he can't go back to work so soon. I mean his eye is swollen shut and he can not open it and he's still going to work tomorrow morning. I'm praying his superior will send him to the hospital then instead of when he was going to after work at night. I'm just tweaking out. Is there any way to calm it down and get him to not feel guilty about not working when he is "injured"/recovering from major surgery?
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