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4 Things on My Mind as We Prepare for a Deployment

Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community. By: Briana Hartzell My husband is set to deploy next year. I feel very lucky to know this in advance, so I can pretend to be in control of our life and to schedule and make plans as best I can. While I am glad to have an idea ofContinue Reading “4 Things on My Mind as We Prepare for a Deployment”

Deployment/PCS Homefront

Preparing for Deployment: Take My Breath Away

Sometime in the next few weeks, C and I will look at our kiddos and tell them what we are preparing for. Not just preparing for a move to a different part of the country (our seventh state since getting married), not just preparing for a new school (Logan’s fourth) but preparing for deployment. AContinue Reading “Preparing for Deployment: Take My Breath Away”

Deployment/PCS

Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Return

“If you’re getting this email…” When I see those words my heart does a little jump. My husband is coming home soon. His unit is preparing families with Return and Reunion briefs, banner making parties, and last minute get-togethers for spouses. A lump builds in my throat and I begin to daydream about the firstContinue Reading “Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Return”

Deployment/PCS

Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Deployment

“If you’re getting this email…” My heart sinks when opening emails from my husband’s unit lately. Emails filled with dates of pre-deployment briefs and links for supportive resources have me wanting to immediately hit the trash icon, erasing them from my computer screen and forgetting I ever opened them. The date in which I haveContinue Reading “Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Deployment”