Military Families

Fine -- we'll take it to a debate post so as not to hurt anyone's feelings
January 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Alright, I'm sure we all know there's a s**t-stirring post on here... I'd like to know why people who have dhs who deploy are supposed to suck it down and not make others feel "bad" because they don't.

so, let's bring it all here. i can take the heat and i won't delete this post. but, the time has come to get this one out in the open and over with.

oh, and let's throw in that "which branch has it harder" crap too.

vent away. cookies will be awarded to the biggest bitch.


if there's another issue similar to these, bring it on too. if we're here to support one another, that's through good and bad, honestly, without any smoke up the ass.


  • NickLukeandEmma
    January 28, 2011 at 3:44 PM

     I don't even know where to begin.

  • NickLukeandEmma
    January 28, 2011 at 3:46 PM


    I think it is safer to be stateside than deployed to a combat zone. A real honest to goodness deployment where your family can't come visit you.

  • SarahJean70
    January 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Come on. People. Bring it.

    The bitchfest is open for business.

  • NickLukeandEmma
    January 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

     I think comparing driving done as a recruiter to being in a war zone is ridiculous.

  • NickLukeandEmma
    January 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

     Apparently I am the only bitch here.

  • SB2217
    by SB2217
    January 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    I think some people get lucky not to be deployed. And that's fine, good for them I guess. I dont think they are less soldiers because of it.

    But my DH deployed. A whole freakin year in a combat zone! He was away from his family with real risk of being injured or worse. I dont go around mopping or telling everyone what DH did, but when people come and tell me their DHs went to so and so for 3 months, were inside a building the whole time and whatever. Yeah its hard but c'mon! ITS NO THE SAME FREAKIN THING! 

  • ltucutie
    January 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Ok, here goes my b***h fest.  My husband is re-enlisting in the army and everyone keeps telling me to suck it up that he has to leave for training.  They keep trying to tell me that if I can't handle him leaving for training then how will I handle him being deployed?  Well, I'm sorry that this is the first time that I will ever be away from my husband for more than one working day!!  Plus, this is the first time that I have to try to explain to our 4 year old why daddy isn't coming home each day!!  I wish people would just lay off of me and give me some time to adjust.  It is a lot to take in and it doesn't happen overnight.  I just get frustrated because people talk out of their a**.  None of these people even have family in the military.  It is really starting to p**s me off!

    Well, there is my venting for the day.  I feel so much better.  Thank you for listening.

  • 1stCavWife
    January 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    I guess I missed something... someone fill me in.....??

  • NickLukeandEmma
    January 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM

     I also think, no I know, that I have some of the bravest friends in the world. Who have gone through so much more than some of you can imagine and still have so much more to go through and don't bitch about any of it. Things that some people on here fail to believe actually happen for one reason or another and it irritates the piss out of me. Bitching that your husband has to work past five while people sit at Walter Reed not knowing if their loved one will ever come home with them, while people sit at Arlington and cling to headstones in grief and yet some people here compare recruiting duty to combat deployments.

  • usmclife58
    January 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    The USMC is THE best branch. Ever.

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