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Dear National Guard and Reserve Spouse

Dear National Guard and Reserve Spouse, I see you. I see that you are just like me. That you fight back the same tears, straighten the same shoulders, and force that same last, little smile when you watch him walk away not knowing if that is the last time. I see you hold those sameContinue Reading “Dear National Guard and Reserve Spouse”

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Suffering from Support Services Envy: National Guard Life Reality

It may not be a technical medical condition, but the side effects are real, make no mistake. As the spouse of a National Guard service member, it is a condition I have been faced with and felt frequently. There are times when I feel awful about it, selfish and ashamed that these feelings could haveContinue Reading “Suffering from Support Services Envy: National Guard Life Reality”