Our Military-Family is made up of all types of people! Young wives, seasoned veterans, “military-brats”, all races & nationalities, well-educated, and learning new things each day! Today’s Face Behind the Hero is a young Marine Wife, Ashley. Surviving her first deployment and reaching out to meet military-friends.
What branch is your husband in? How long has he been in? He is in the Marine Corps and he enlisted March 2008
Do you have children? No children, but we are hoping for some in the future
How many deployments have you been through? This is our first deployment as a couple. But his second deployment.
When someone asks… “What can I do for you?” What do you say? What would you really like to say? I just tell them I am okay. But I would really like to tell them that I am dying inside and I just need a long hug.
Where do you find the support you need when you need it? My family is a great support system. My mom is always there to talk and my baby sister always makes me smile.
What do you miss most about “civilian life”? NOTHING!!! I love being a part of the military.
What do you love most about being a military spouse? Well, I love that we have so much support as a couple.
What is your favorite color and why? Pink, my aunt has breast cancer.
Do you have a favorite quote? What is it? Yes. “Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will”.
Do you use on base facilities? Commissary? MCSS? MWR? Child Care? I use the commisary a ton, not paying taxes helps us save money.
What are your goals for the future? Education? Vacation? Family? Work-Life? You name it… While my husband is in Afghanistan I plan to return to school and finish my degree in Criminal Justice.
We have all walked in Ashley’s shoes. Young and learning! Are you a well-season military-spouse? Reach out and be a mentor today. Help the ‘newbies’ learn the ropes so that someday THEY can mentor a new spouse! In the mean time if you are looking for some great Military-Resources be sure to check out these links:
MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Money & The Military
MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Are you having a baby?
MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Buying a Home
MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: So you are getting married?
MilitaryAvenue.com Special: PCS Central
Military Child Resources