NARMY Wife Intro Part 1 of 2
When pondering why a Navy wife would want to blog with Army wives some might think I’m crazy, after all this blog is called “Loving a Soldier”?! ….and it’s been years since I’ve done that….ohhh wait, no secrets on the first day of blogging, you’ll have to stayed tuned!
I digress, here’s a little bit of my story and why when invited to blog by Tara I jumped at the chance. Not so long ago my Sailor came home and said the words no Navy wife wants to hear, “I’m going to Afghanistan”.
We knew it might happen, we talked about it happening, but no amount of talk can prepare you for the real thing.
Maybe you have heard the term IA? It can mean Individual Augmentee (a Sailor) or Individual Augmentation (a set of orders attached to traditionally, an Army unit). Well, IA or GSA deployments are becoming more and more common. Lately it seems in a Sailor’s career it’s not if you will do an IA/GSA deployment, but when.
During this new experience I discovered very few IA spouse blogs and even fewer IA milblogs.
The purpose of my joining this great group of ladies? I hope to share some stories about our IA deployment, highlight some key resources and give a voice to a type of deployment that current IA spouses are still learning to navigate. You might say they are in uncharted waters. (ohh nice metaphor)
Thanks for reading my first post. I look forward to learning more about the Army, you, my fellow bloggers and sharing deployment stories from a NARMY’s wife point view. We are all in this together!
…and for you curious spouses….yes, I host that other radio show, have a blog you might have read or seen…and you might have met me at the Field Exercise at Ft. Campbell…..then again maybe not.
You just never know what will happen around here. Tara’s on the edge people, the cutting edge.
Stand by for Intro – Part 2 when I’ll introduce you to my beagle pups.