THe Harting Family

THe Harting Family

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Military Spouse Survey

I came across this on The Mrs's Blog and I thought it was cute so here goes....

Name: Heidi

Age: 40'ish (don't judge, its all cute when your young but when your my age the ish is important)

Sex: as much as possible...ok duh female

Name of Spouse: Greg

Age of Spouse: 30'ish...yep you read that right...

What Branch of the Military is your spouse in? Marine Corps

Have you ever been in the military or are you currently in the military?

If you have ever been or are currently in the military, what branch?see previous answer

Has your spouse ever been deployed, if so, when and where to?
Tons, before the Wars lets see...unaccompanied to Okinawa 6 months, few months to Thailand, Australia, various other places in the world and you can also throw in state side deployments for various training (pre-war) for months at a time. After the Wars started he has 2 and some change to Iraq, and one to Afghanistan and one upcoming.

If your spouse was deployed, how badly did you miss them?Ummm...can't really verbalize it. It sucks so pretty bad I would say.

If your spouse was deployed, how long were they gone for? 7 months for combat tours and varied amounts of time for training leading up too.

If your spouse was deployed, did they get R&R, and if so, what did you do for it? No R&R

Where are you and your spouse currently stationed?
29 Palms

Do you like the benefits you receive as a military dependant? Health care is nice, please don't call it free, it is the most expensive policy in the world paid for by blood, sweat and tears. We don't get money for food, that is for the service member and you will realize it when they go to the field or deploy and you lose it.

Do you appreciate what your spouse's job entails?
My husband has a hard job, a stressful job and I respect the responsibilities.

Do you support your spouse as member of the United States military?

Do you like military life?
Yes, but I only live the easy part, my husband has the hard part, being a spouse of someone in the military contrary to popular belief is not the hardest job in the military.

Do you and your spouse have children, and if so, how many?
One son.

Do you think your spouse looks good in uniform?
He is gorgeous in it and out of it, but the blues are special that is for sure.

Do you think military life is more advanced then civilian life, why or why not?
I don't understand this question.

Do you think your spouse's job in the military is respectable amongst other people in the military?

Do you ever use your spouse's rank to your advantage?
No, not sure if I could if I wanted too. I have no rank.

What do you think about other military spouse's?
I think woman are woman and men are men. You have good ones and bad ones. I think woman have a hard time supporting one another at times and I think that is wrong. I have military spouse friends I adore and civilian spouse friends I adore.

What do you think about people who have gotten out of the military during basic or AIT for reasons on injury?
Not my job to judge...

What do you think about women who get out of the military after becoming pregnant?
No comment

What do you think about people claiming to be gay to get out of the military?
No comment

Did you know that it is military law that you can only have sex with your spouse and only in missionary position, but it is not an enforced law?
I think there are crazy "blue" laws on a lot of books..not just UCMJ..

What would you want civilians to know about the military or military life?
It's harder than it looks.

When you see movies about the military, do you notice when things aren't right?

When your spouse sees movies about the military, do they notice when things aren't right?
Of course! lol

Are you and your spouse currently, or have you ever been stationed to overseas Europe?
Yes we were stationed in Madrid Spain on Embassy Duty.

Where did your spouse go to Basic Training?
My husband went to boot camp at Sandiego

Where did your spouse go to AIT?
Marines don't got to AIT

Do you know where Fort Lewis is, if so, where is it?

Do you know where Fort Benning is, if so, where is it?

Do you know where Fort Hood is, if so, where is it?

Do you think being a military spouse allows you to travel easily?
Once you learn the tricks of Space A it can be easy.

If you and your spouse are stationed away from home, do you miss it?
Our home is where we are together. Do we miss our families? Yes, but home is where the Marine Corps sends us.

Where are you and your spouse originally from?
Philadelphia Pa, and St. Louis

Did either you or your spouse grow up as a military child?
My father was a Marine killed in Vietnam
My husbands father was also a Marine.

If you or your spouse have grown up as a military child, what branches? Marine

Do you have any other military spouses as friends on Blogger?
I follow Milspouses from all branches


ines said...

whats is with Marine wives marrying younger men?!?!?hahaha...I did the same thing :)

USMCWIFE said...

hahaha Ines.we are smart cookies! That's why!!