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Old 10-09-2016, 08:59 PM
Location: Saint John, IN
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Originally Posted by Knox Harrington View Post
This is an outrageous post, IMO.

My wife is an officer in the Guard and also travels for her civilian job. She has been gone over 1,500 nights in the last 10 years. That is 150 nights per year.

I could not imagine a more caring and loving mother for my son.

Are you suggesting that women who serve should not have a family? Would you say the same thing to a man who serves?

My son does understand why his mom is away and he is getting to the age where he is proud that she wears a uniform and tells his classmates about it (not a school on a base, and few military kids).

150 nights a year gone from her son? 5 months out of 12?? I could never do that as a mom and I don't understand why anyone would even want to? And how can a child understand his mom being gone all the time. I'm sorry, but I just don't get it! My husband travels for work here and there, but he's never gone more than a week. Even then my kids get upset.
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I'm 25 and also looking to join, I don't have kids yet but would like to have a family as well, i'm only looking to do 4 to 6 years though do you think it would be best to just wait until the 4 to 6 years are done...?
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I agree!!
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