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9/9/08 11:30 A

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Sure the guys overseas worry abut their family and what they are missing but they have to have faith in us. By us meaning their families being strong it makes it easier for our guys to focus on their job and come back home to us.






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9/9/08 9:48 A

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I KINDA WONDER IF THE GUYS OVER SEAS WORRY ABOUT THERE FAMILY HERE IN THE US. jUSTIN TELLS MY WHY WOULD THEY WORRY ABOUT US HERE WHEN THEY KNOW THAT WE ARE SAFE. I GUESS HE SEEN A 5 YEAR OLD BOY GET HIT BY A CAR THE OTHER DAY I COULDNT HANDLE THAT SO I GIVE ALL THEM GUYS OVER THERE ALOT OF CREDIT FOR WHAT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

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9/8/08 9:04 A

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It's good that you finally got to hear from Justin. I know that it is easy for them to say stop freaking out when you don't hear from them but you don't. I just keep that part away from him as much as possible so he can focus on his job. Sorry that there was a death in his unit but on a good note at least you have a time frame for him to come home. Keep your chin up and remember you have plenty of supprot here.






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9/8/08 8:56 A

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Justin got got on the net it was about time. He said that somebody was killed over there so they turn all the phones and net off till they told his wife. Then i guess after they turn the phones and net back on his net didnt work so it took a few days to get that going again. He told me that i need to stop freaking out when i dont hear from him. I guess he is bored over in Iraq but i think thats a good thing. He said the first group of guys is going to get picked up Jan 1st to come home but the last group will be home no later then Feb 20th so only a few more months to try to keep it together.

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8/27/08 10:28 P

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He probably was feeling guilty because he wasn't with his unit when they deployed. It really should get better when you are living together. All I can tell you is that you need to support him no matter what. I know that my husband gets sick of the bs with his job and I tell him that no matter what that I support him but just remember that you have kids that he needs to think about whenever he gets sick of stuff. I am sure that things will change when you guys are together.





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8/27/08 9:40 P

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i hope that things change when we live with him because it would be hard to live like that. He dont like the army for some reason and i dont know if its because his unit was in Iraq when he got to base so he got the crap jobs or if its like that all the time. But he needs to sick will it because im sick of him not sticking with a job.

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8/27/08 4:05 P

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It will probably change when he is there with you. I would suggest that he looks at things from a family point of view. I have my husband pick out something for the family to do together once a month. My husband gets bored also so I also have him do things with the kids and it makes things easier.





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8/27/08 3:43 P

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I enjoy every place that i can be with my family but Justin he is not happy anywhere and i just dont know why or how to make him enjoy it. He tells me that it because he gets bored I just dont know how to make him not bored.

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8/27/08 2:56 P

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Each base is always going to have people to hate where they are at. If you look at the move as something positive and look into what you can do as a family then you will enjoy wherever you go.






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8/27/08 1:31 P

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i've never been away from family so nowhere far. lol he thinks it will be georgia or texas. his mom is in texas. he wants to go to germany and i guess it would be ok. i like ft knox, but alot of people i know hate it there

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

It's a new day.


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8/27/08 1:25 P

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I would like him to move to Ft. Knox because its 6 hours from friends and family but he did all his training there so he said no way will he go back. I would also like him to go to Korea but thats a no now to because he dont want to go back over seas. Do u know what base you all want to try to move to?

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8/27/08 11:52 A

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I was only on post for 4 months. And it was Ft Knoz which is where my dad was stationed when i was younger. My husband just got approved to go back to active duty. So hopefully we will be moving soon. I want to live on post for the same reason. the feeling of community and being part of something familiar

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

It's a new day.


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8/27/08 11:43 A

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Every guy that my daughter sees in ACU's is daddy. We walked past the Recruiters in the mall and the door was open she she went in looking for daddy. Mya has an army shirt that she wears all the time and I want to get her one that has my "daddy is a cav scout" on it. She has this litte purse and she put Justins pic in it and show everybody that it her daddy and hes gone.
I think Ft Carson has like an 18 month wait. Justin said that he dont want to live on base because he has to be there everyday. But I would like to have other army wifes and children around to talk to and for mya to play with.

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8/27/08 11:26 A

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When mine deployed we were already off base. I think i'd rather be on. there would probably be alot more support being on base with others knowing what you're going through on a daily basis. My daughter loves everything army now. always points out the army guys and girls. we bought her a teddy bear in ACU's and now she takes him everywhere.

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

It's a new day.


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8/27/08 11:18 A

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Mya has been a daddy's girl from the day she was born so she is taking him not being here hard. Its hard for me seeing her cry because hes not here I just keep telling her that daddy loves here and will be home when he can be.
Do you think that its better to live on base or off it?

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8/27/08 9:27 A

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I guess i was lucky. when my husband left Ally was a baby. She got her first tooth and said dada right before he left. he came home when she was 17 months. he missed alot, but now she is a daddy's girl.

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

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8/27/08 7:02 A

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There are plenty of parks to have family picnics,walking and tons of sights for camping and also museums. All you have to do is go on onestop.army.mil/ and you can look at housing,commissary hours and also what the local area has to offer.





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8/26/08 10:48 P

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Justin hates it at Ft. Carson I just keep telling him that you might like it when your daughter and I are out there with you and you go home to us and not guys. What do u think is the best thing to go out and do in colorado as a family? Im all about family things.

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8/26/08 9:43 P

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You are going to love it at Fort Carson. Just remember that you get out of the army lifestyle what you put into it. I look at every post that we hve been to as an adventure. I look into the things that we can see and do as a family. Also to get involved in rumors. They are always going to be there and are almost always wrong. I hope your time that you are separated goes quickly.





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8/26/08 8:46 P

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I dont care for the army way at all. When he graduated from AIT training the guys were going to be there at like 6 and it was like 6:30 and they came in for dinner. There is one this that i do like about the army every person that I have talked to army wife one of the guys they are all so nice like a big family its great. I just cant wait to get to Ft. Carson.

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8/26/08 6:16 P

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welcome to army life. It is always hurry up and wait. He really can't tell you a time frame because he really doesn't know yet. He will probably tell you about a week before he is leaving and when that happens remember that it is always subject to planes as to when he leaves.





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8/26/08 5:39 P

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Justin just went over at the start of Aug because he is taking a guys place in the unit or something. They told him that it will be December but no later then March when he comes back home. I guess he has an idea of when but he will not tell me because he dont want to get my hopes up and have them change it.

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8/26/08 4:22 P

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Mine is on a 15 month tour so he should be home in February. he has been gone since November of 07. our youngest was just 11 months old when he left. I don't watch the news either because it is always so negative and they never put anything positive about what our guys are doing over there. Keep your chin up and give your little one lots of hugs.





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8/26/08 3:19 P

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Mya likes to sleep on her dads pillow and drag his shirts around the house so she can smell him. I cant watch the news now because i dont want to know whats going on over in Iraq. I just hope that he gets to come home in December but i dont know if they can keep guys for 15 months now.

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8/26/08 2:26 P

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No you never get used to him being gone. I know that my 3 yr old cries for dad also. We have a picture of the two of them in her room so she says good morning and good night. She also tells him about her day. The 16 yr old has a PT shirt that has his cologne on it so she can smell him. Sitting in front of th tv is not good. Just keep with your routine and no the army wouldn't tell you because your not married but some where in in paperwork there is a protocol about contact and I bet you are listed there. Keep your chin up and know that you have all the support here as well as with your family.





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8/26/08 2:07 P

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is this something that you ever get use to? I know that it hits me the hardest that he is there is when our two year old daughter cry for him. His family is great i love them all but I think that some of them live infront of the tv when the news is on. The bad this about the army is that they would not call and tell me anything even if there was something wrong because we are not married.

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8/26/08 1:30 P

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Try not to get upset. I know that isn't easy but as my husband says no news is good news. Unfortunately the phone lines and the internet goes down for no apparent reason. It is never easy when they are gone but when someone calls with the upsetting news tell them that you haven't been told anything by his company so he is fine.





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8/26/08 12:12 P

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try not to dwell on it. i know its hard. every time i watched the news or heard a car in my drive way i freaked out. especially when i hadn't heard from him. it will make you crazy if you let it

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

It's a new day.


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8/26/08 12:03 P

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I hope that its nothing big. I was fine till my mother inlaw called me freaking out about a tent getting bombed the other day and I looked into it and it had nothing to do with him. I read the whole info on the bombing and was she told me was way diff so i dont know where she heard what she did at. Justins Unit will have been in Iraq for a year in December but I have no clue if thats when they will bring them back or not.

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8/26/08 11:52 A

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i know its hard not hearing from him. when my husband was deployed we used to chat online everyday. i went over 8 days with nothing. turned out, phones were down because someone died and they didn't want anyone finding out yet. then the internet out and they wouldn't fix it since they were coming home soon. it sucks but try not to worry too much

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

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8/26/08 11:43 A

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This is my soon to be husbands first time serving in Iraq and I have talked to him everyday that he has been over there. But now he has not been online for two days and its starting to freak me out. I dont know if its because he is just busy or if something is wrong with him. When stuff like this happens I dont like being with an army man.

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