What it means to “Support our Troops”

Did anyone else see the headline in Washington Post (here) announcing the state of Virginia has effectively eliminated Homelessness among Veterans? Would you support this in your State? How about Nationally? This story had me thinking of President Obama’s announcement yesterday. In honor of Veterans Day he announced service member’s will now qualify for automatic in-state tuition at University.  The news was welcome but I … Continue reading What it means to “Support our Troops”

Shake it all up, PCS changes are freaking out this Navy Wife!

The weekend in Ojai proved to be a lovely {short lived} break, Flash forward to this week:  In the middle of dinner last night {and my husband’s leave} we got a call from Johnny’s boss asking how we would feel out putting off our PCS move till next spring, or possibly canceling our move all together! {GAME CHANGER} I am so tossed up about this, … Continue reading Shake it all up, PCS changes are freaking out this Navy Wife!

“The ban on transgender individuals in the military may soon be lifted” according to AP

This brings up so many questions, what will medical cover? will they serve in active combat roles? will there be segregated barracks? or maybe special chits issued for shaving/bah/etc? When I read this headline I was instantly reminded of a Thai comedy I saw a many years back called the “Iron Ladies”about a LGBTQI volleyball team that takes their skills straight to the top! {eventually … Continue reading “The ban on transgender individuals in the military may soon be lifted” according to AP