The Army–Unknown

I think something that holds a lot of Americans back from the US Army, whether that is joining it, or marrying into it, is that there is a lot of unknowns.  It’s not a bad thing–the elusiveness keeps the Army special and unique, and it’s not a terrible security tactic either.:)  However, it would be a shame if unknown aspects of the Army and its lifestyle deterred families from being able to be a part of it.  It’s often the “everyday” and non-secretive aspects of the Army that prospective soldiers and spouses so often wonder about.  And those topics are a definite subject of interest for this blog!

There were many times so far in my husband’s short career that both he and I had questions we wanted answered.  Some were simple things like “how likely are we to get assigned to such and such place?”   Others were more in-depth, like “what is the exact process for PCSing?”  There wasn’t always a lot of information out there online, and unless you have friends or family in the military, it isn’t likely you’ll find your answers anywhere else!!

I’d like to spend some time in some future (sooner rather than later!) blog posts answering some of the questions that I had before, and sharing what I have discovered to be true.  Also, I’d like to dispel a few myths that I hear passed around too!   It would be ideal if my husband posted a few things too, because he knows the answers to the actual job-related questions first-hand.:)  Leave a comment below if there is a specific topic you want covered!