liberal military wives' Journal
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16th November 2012
23rd October 2012
1st September 2009
oleandr @ : name: Ashley
branch you're affiliated with: Husband is in the AirForce
how long: We've been married three months but I've been with him off & on since we were in highschool & we got engaged the month he left for BMT
random interesting fact about yourself: I want to learn at least four other langugage fluently before I die.
Current Mood: bored
13th January 2009
orbitaldiamonds @ : Intro post.
...because hopefully people will see this on their friends lists and remember that this comm is out there. :)
branch you're affiliated with: I was in the Navy, my husband was first in the Air Force and is now in the Army.
how long: I was in the Navy 3.5 months (sent home with back problems), husband was in the Air Force for four years and is in his second year in the Army.
reason for joining: To meet other progressive military families so I feel less alone.
random interesting fact about yourself: I'm stationed at Fort Wainwright, and I went to the Prop 8 Protest in Fairbanks, AK. There were only about twenty of us there, but I was one of two army wives who attended.
Current Mood: awake
19th July 2008
spiced_amethyst @ : Lifetime's "Army Wives!"
Okay so.. when the show first aired last summer, I was instantly hooked... It is everything that being a military wife is... Everything. It takes our daily lives and puts them out there for everyone to see, and hopefully, understand. of course it is a bit dramatized or it wouldn't make for good TV... but everything that happens there, can and does really happen. If you haven't watched it, you really need to... Go out and buy the first season on DVD and watch it... the second, currently airs on Lifetime, Sundays at 10pm *respectively, times may vary*
22nd February 2007
jreilly4261 @ : Bring Troops Home From Walter Reed
Please consider reading the following and supporting it in any way you can.
The following letter to Governor Christine Gregoire (WA-D) is in response to an idea put out on Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes Show by a Kathleen in Seattle. Please consider contacting your Governor to make a similar plea. I've included contact information for Washington state below.
Randi Rhodes on Air America can be located on your dial in Washington state at:
Now on from 5-8pm PT
Write Governor Gregoire a Letter:
Governor Chris Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Give Governor Gregoire's Office a Call:
Fax Governor Gregoire a Letter:
Email Governor Gregoire via her web form: http://www.governor.wa.gov
I'm certain that, by now, you've taken note of the conditions at Walter Reed Medical Center, the host of recently returned wounded troops, as revealed by the Washington Post earlier this week. The facility is so overcrowded that our service men and women with wounds including amputations and brain injuries are being housed in unacceptable, dilapidated dormitories with mold, rodents, cockroaches, and holes in the ceilings.
Please ask President Bush to transfer custody of Washington troops back home where they can receive adequate medical and psychosocial care in our private beneficent, public, and Veterans Administration hospitals. Our returning troops are best served by receiving personal and timely medical care, regular personal contact with their families and friends, and a gracious welcome from their local communities.
Our communities need these troops to come home so that we have the opportunity to express our gratitude. It is difficult for us to personally feel the impact of the sacrifices made by these soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who were sent into harm's way at our behest when they are housed in isolation on the other side of the continent. It is difficult for us to reach out and volunteer help to our neighbors who are so far away. It is difficult for us to sacrifice our time and service in aid of our military members when they are not here to ask for our sacrifice.
Please find a way to bring our wounded troops home, for their benefit and ours.
Washington Post-"The Other Walter Reed"
The first part of the article opened as follows. The entire lengthy pieces are posted at www.washingtonpost.com
7th December 2006
levityinbrevity @ : ☆Goodbye
Just want to say goodbye to all my other librial peoples here..
My husband is out of the Navy in just 2 days and well as I am not a Mil. Wife anymore I guess I will be leaving all the groups.
thank you for your time for a place to vent and even for the fun.
Current Mood: cheerful
1st December 2006
chilichica @ : new support group!
I just wanted to advertise a support group for people in military relationships, that I feel a lot of you would benefit from. It's very new, and has close to no members at the moment! But I'm hoping that it will grow to be a fun and supportive group. It's called, "Not Your Average Military Significant Other", and it's for those of us who feel they don't quite fit in with the image of the stereotypical military girlfriend or wife! So please come join if you're interested.
Here's the link:
I hope to see a lot of you there!
25th November 2006
nennerfree @ : *Stockings for Troops*
My cousin, Cpl. Kelly Williams, just got back from Iraq with the Marines, but her husband and a bunch of close friends are still out there. For Christmas, my cousin Emily and I are making stockings for the 22 members of her platoon.
Here are some of the things we plan to include:
* Hand-painted miniature picture frames
* Books and puzzles (Sudoku, Mad Libs, joke books, word searches, etc)
* Stationery and supplies to write home
* Individualized letters from 3rd graders
* Sanitary products
* And a bunch of other miscellaneous toys and games to help pass the time
* Holiday movies, such as The Santa Clause, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, etc.
However, it has taken much more money than we anticipated and my funds are just about out. I really don't want to abandon the idea, so I am hoping that anyone who reads this may have a few extra dollars. It doesn't have to be much, but anything, even $1, would help!
If you can't, I completely understand. But if you can spare a little extra let me know!
You can e-mail me at email@example.com with any questions.
I also have a Paypal account set up if you would prefer to do it that way. I think all you need is my e-mail address, which again, is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance to any who can help!
16th October 2006
alohamelly @ : Hi! I'm sorry I don't post here much (or at all besides my initial intro). I just wanted to let you all know about a community outside of LJ. It's a message board for liberal minded spouses. Now there are some conservative girls on the board which make for interesting debates sometimes, but it never gets too ugly. So if you wanna check it out, go here: http://militarywivesunderground.com/
3rd August 2006
6th July 2006
lanie_85_21 @ : name: Lanie
age: 20, 21 in Sept!
branch you're affiliated with: Army
how long: affiliated since May 28, 2005 (The day I married my hubby)
reason for joining: Looking for new friends and support for when my hubby deploys next month
random interesting fact about yourself: I ALWAYS have hot pink toenails (was that random enough? lol)
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1st July 2006
twomuffins1229 @ : Separation Advice
branch you're affiliated with: Army
how long: 6 months (i know, he recently enlisted :P )
reason for joining: support - you guys understand what it's like to be a military wife and also the political discussion among some like-minded people for once :D
random interesting fact about yourself: I'm graduating from college in 3 semesters and my fiancee has recently joined the Army and I'm already needing the advice of military wives. That said, my first question:
I live in Texas finishing my degree but my fiancee is in Virginia. We're not getting married for another year and a half (after I graduate so I can move to where he is). Therefore, we are going to be apart for months at a time. If you've ever had to be separated for your military man for long periods of time, how do you stay positive? I miss him so much every day, especially when I'm planning a wedding and my fiancee can't be here to help :( How can we keep involved in each other's lives? any advice?? thanks for your help!
Current Mood: gloomy
10th June 2006
maverick_storm @ : New
branch you're affiliated with: My husband, Colin (pronounced callin NOT colon) is in the Navy.
how long: Almost a year and a half.
reason for joining: Well he got accepted into the nuclear program and we knew that they would pay for college and he would have a kick ass job in the civilian world afterwards. As for why I joined this community, I'm very liberal about most things except the death penalty: I'm all for it! Kill those damn criminals!
random interesting fact about yourself: My eyes change colors! LOL
9th May 2006
l_l_u_w_d @ : Here is my obligatory introductory post. :)
branch you're affiliated with: Navy Vet, Married to a Marine
how long: 4 years AD in the Navy, with my husband since for 5 years, married to him for 2 1/2
reason for joining: To meet like minded women as myself, and also for possible support, as we are facing his 2nd deployment to Iraq soon.
random interesting fact about yourself: I am very outspoken, and independant, and not your typical military wife.
7th May 2006
happycamp @ : i need to contact my pal in seoul, south korea
he told me that this was his cell phone number:
010 2701 2165
okay, so i know to call outside of this US you dial 011
then south korea is 82
then seoul is 2
but when i try to dial 011 82 2 2701 2165 it doesnt work
it also does not work when i try 011 82 2 010 2701 2165
or 011 82 2 701 2165
does anyone knoe how i can contact him?
2nd March 2006
k2theimmy @ : Introduction
Branch you're affiliated with: Army
How long: I joined in August 2001 and got out with a medical discharge in 2002. My husband's been in since 2004. He's 20, and stationed out of Fort Bragg, NC.
Reason for joining: Apparently I'm more of a liberal then anything else...
Random interesting fact about yourself: I got married on Friday January 13th, 2006. Makes it so that I'll never easily forget my anniversary.
14th December 2005
ladyharlequin @ : Kiss your children twice
Tragedy struck here in the Pacific Northwest and it has touched many of us deeply in a very painful way.
See the article here.
I am shocked, appalled, outraged, deeply disturbed, disgusted, and mournful.
Take the time to get to know your neighbors and befriend those you can. Take a moment to remind your children how much you love them. Take a minute to check for the local chaplain's number and crisis hotline and put it up somewhere handy, if not for you for someone else.
Some of us are getting together a donation in the baby's name to the Navy-Marine Relief Society. Contact me and I will put you in contact of the person in charge of it. We want to make the donation in one lump sum if possible.
Current Mood: mournful
4th December 2005
weresolipsists @ : Operation Home for the Holidays
Hi! I'm writing to let you know about a little anti-war performance I did
with my family over Thanksgiving weekend. I heard about this lady on the
radio doing it (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/sto
and we copied it.
We took toy soldiers and put a label on them that says "bring me home from
Iraq for the holidays" and we placed them all over stores -- in Best Buy and
the supermarket - and then customers or employees find them on top of
granola bars or iPods, etc.
The idea is to confront consumers for a brief moment -- to ask them to think
about Bush's approach (failure!) and what they're going to do about it. It
also offers an encouragement to other activists, citizens of conscience, and
military families, in that someone is doing something to bring soldiers
So, it's extremely easy (and relatively cheap) to do! Look for toy soldiers
at your local dollar, toy, or department store, glue them on to some paper,
and write/print "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays," then walk around
stores and leave them (in)conspicuously on shelves!
We're psyched, we wanna get it in blogs and news media and work a snowball
effect and have this protest-performance-action sweep the nation, and be the
next Cindy Sheehan anti-war strategy.
I've started a blog to keep track of where these are popping up. Please
send in pictures of actions you've done (or seen):
in peace & solidarity,
9th November 2005
justxlikexheavn @ : overseas move questions...
I am going to be moving overseas in one month to Budigen, Germany to finally be with my husband. I was wondering if anyone has experienced an overseas move and could give me advice and tips on what to do as far as shipping my belongings including my car. I have never done this before and have no idea what to do or where to begin. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Current Mood: cheerful
5th October 2005
hisrisingstar @ : Options?
Ok, I am having a dilemna. My husband is leaving for school for 6 months on Oct 14th (only 9 days away). When he was going through the process of getting his orders, he put down on one of the forms that I would stay here at Fort Bliss. Well, lately I have really questioned that decision. With only 9 days left is it really possible for him to change it? My mom offered me to move in with her for the 6 months. And we would save a lot of money on BAH and stuff. My only concern with that is that I would fly or drive there (by myself with a 10 month old baby). And the only things I can bring with me is whatever I can bring on a car or plane, and the rest would have to go into storage at our new duty station that we are reporting to on April 30th (Fort Drum, NY) I am kind of weary of leaving all my things for 6 months, espically with a baby, because he would have to sleep in a pack and play and have very few of his toys and things that he has known for his whole life. I am just curious as to what of some of you did (espically with children) when your husbands went away for a deployment or school for 6 months (or more). I am not really attached to fort bliss, I have only been here about 7 months, and dont have a lot of friends or anything here, so nothing is keeping me here except that I will have my things and keep my routine for my son. Thanks!
27th September 2005
autumn_crimson @ : hi everybody - i am new. here's my info:
name: my name is brook. im originally from maryland and currently stationed at fort bragg, nc
age: i just turned 24, which is weird, because i can now say im in my "mid-20's".
branch you're affiliated with: husband is in the army.
how long: almost 4 years now, although with any luck, he will soon be getting out on a med board
reason for joining: he joined before we were married because he was a wreck in every sense of the word and hoped the military would straighten him out, mature him, make him a better person, etc. that has definitely happened but i dont know if its because of the army or not - i think it would have happened either way. doesnt every 20 year old need some time to grow?
random interesting fact about yourself: you know those bumper stickers that say "i support bush and our troops"? i think those are the most annoying things ever. so i have one where i blacked out the "bush and" part and it drives people down here INSANE (this is some bush country in these parts). hehe. :)
i look forward to being a part of this community and not feeling so much like a freak in the military world.
18th September 2005
mollymayhem @ : Help please!
Hi. I neeeed your help. I'm doing a project for my Cultural Studies class and if you could just answer a few simple questions, I'd be eternally grateful.
1. What branch are you afiliated with?
2. Are you a service member? If yes, what is your rank? If no, how are you connected to the military?
3. What "slang" or nicknames for other branches or your branch do you know? (ex. Coast Gaurd = "Puddle Pirates")
4. What do you think its connotation is?
5. Where or who did you hear it from? If a servicemember, what is his/her rank?
6. Your age:
7. Your location (if on a base, specify):
8. How long have you been affiliated with the military?
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Current Mood: working
14th September 2005
meridiuschick @ : just found this amusing
i know this is my second post today (i'm stuck at home), and it has nothing to do with what i posted earlier, but since this is a liberal forum, i thought y'all might get a kick out of this.
1. go to google
2. type in "failure" (minus the quotes of course)
3. hit the "i'm feeling lucky" button
4. don't blame me, i didn't vote for him.