Deployment/PCS Homefront National Guard/Reserve

One By One

                       They do so little sometimes.             One of them missed the first cookout of the summer. It was a unseasonably warm day, perfect for setting up the kiddie pool and grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. He wasn’t there, so she blew bubbles for the kids and got out the sidewalk chalk so they couldContinue Reading “One By One”

Military Martha

Stand for Something or You’ll Fall for Anything

There is nothing that moves me to tears faster as a veteran, as a military spouse or as a proud American than good flag etiquette.  I am humbled each and every time I see Old Glory being raised by a group of soldiers to the familiar bars of revelry, with a crisp salute.  There isContinue Reading “Stand for Something or You’ll Fall for Anything”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Parents/Family

Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 1

  As the mother of a Marine that was deployed in support of both OEF and OIF, I want to give a resounding cry out to other parents preparing for this experience to do all you can to be as equipped as possible. Once your loved one leaves, the emotions and questions become so rampantContinue Reading “Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 1”

Male Spouses

What’s the Difference?

   Often time, disclaimers are put in small print at the bottom of whatever is written. That is not the case here. This is my disclaimer that the views and opinions expressed in this article are that of myself (Wayne Perry-the author) and not of any group or organization. Also all numbers and percentages areContinue Reading “What’s the Difference?”