Dating within the military
He refuses to have his back turned and is constantly on somewhat of a “look out”, even if he’s in the middle of a double bacon cheeseburger and a pint of delicious beer.I’ve learned that being on time is necessary and absolutely expected.When someone claims the only people who join the military are people who are not smart enough to attend a university, I bite my tongue and squeeze my fists and think of all the fascinating, intellectual and educational conversations my partner and I have shared, all because he has seen the world and I have simply studied it.I’ve learned that when my partner grows quiet and reserved and spends time on the phone, shaking his head and sighing, it’s because another former shipmate has died – due to drugs or alcohol or suicide – all because our government and our society and the very people who like to publicly celebrate the military a few days out of the year, neglect them.The Army pays for all travel to and from a war zone.This includes emergency travel like the death of a loved one. First, the Army is providing the essentials while you’re deployed so there’s not a need for a lot of money overseas.Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address.
And you don’t have to send it through a relative because he can’t give out his address. He says he needs you to pay for his R&R leave because the Army doesn’t pay for it. A real soldier will not request money to travel home as he doesn’t need it!The training and the missions and the executions of both are so deeply engrained in our service men and women that, I swear, the marrow in their bones is altered.And it wasn’t until I started living with and had a child with a veteran of the United States Military, that I realized that while he left the military years ago, the military cannot – and will not – leave him. And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife. Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site.